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Calibration target -- base material
algorimancer
post Dec 17 2010, 08:47 PM
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Does anyone know what material was used to construct the 8 cm square base of the MER calibration target? I'm guessing it could be either aluminum, titanium, or plastic, but after googling around I have not been able to track down anything definitive -- lot's of articles discuss the colors and sundial, but nothing more.
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post Dec 18 2010, 06:27 PM
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Hey Algorimancer,
This link has the info you are looking for...after reading it I would love to see a picture of the bottom! If you find one please post it.

http://www.news.cornell.edu/chronicle/03/6...03/sundial.html


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post Dec 18 2010, 06:54 PM
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You should contact Bill Nye--he must have a picture of the bottom.


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post Dec 20 2010, 01:47 PM
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QUOTE (PDP8E @ Dec 18 2010, 12:27 PM) *
Hey Algorimancer,
This link has the info you are looking for...

Aluminum. Thank you -- this will keep me entertained for a bit.
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