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Post Conjunction: Santa Maria to Cape York, The Journey to 'Spirit Point'
ElkGroveDan
post Feb 8 2011, 03:35 PM
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Starting a new topic to include Eduardo's Google overlay for the rest of the journey to Cape York:

http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/gmars_ma...41_1775_RED.kml

Follow the link above and it should load right in to your Google Mars features.

I took a low crow's flight along the final 6km this morning. Below in green is what I think the final route will look like. Also an interesting feature along the way that appears to be a cluster of rocks, possibly Santa Maria ejecta, or large meteorite fragments. Note how the dune has evolved around the three (or more) objects. Object is at -2.199395, -5.396676 -- roughly 3km down range from Santa Maria.

EDIT: bad link replaced, wider context image added for three rocks.
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Burmese
post Mar 17 2011, 07:33 PM
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And an overall downward slope the rest of the way can't be bad for those poor, sore wheels!
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post Mar 18 2011, 02:16 AM
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QUOTE (Burmese @ Mar 17 2011, 07:33 PM) *
And an overall downward slope the rest of the way can't be bad for those poor, sore wheels!

Hardly a slope. 1:160 means effectively dead flat. The visual representation of these graphs with such different axis metrics can be misleading. But the MOLA passes are pretty far apart here so there could well be swales, bumps and hollows to be found. But overall it does look life the sediments did a real good levelling job on the terrain.
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post Mar 18 2011, 06:26 AM
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QUOTE (serpens @ Mar 17 2011, 07:16 PM) *
Hardly a slope. 1:160 means effectively dead flat. The visual representation of these graphs with such different axis metrics can be misleading.good levelling job on the terrain.


Remember - Petes chart is from a HiRISE derived DTM - probably three orders of magnitude better than any MOLA gridded product.
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2542 is a driving sol... wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif
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- ElkGroveDan   Post Conjunction: Santa Maria to Cape York   Feb 8 2011, 03:35 PM
- - vikingmars   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Feb 8 2011, 04:35 PM...   Feb 8 2011, 11:53 PM
|- - SFJCody   I can see them making a beeline. I think the path ...   Feb 9 2011, 01:35 AM
- - Stu   Members who can't access HiRISE images via the...   Feb 9 2011, 06:53 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   There is an open topic on the Geomorphology of Cap...   Feb 9 2011, 05:08 PM
- - Oersted   No big scientific musings here, I just have to say...   Feb 9 2011, 11:55 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Oersted @ Feb 9 2011, 06:55 PM) .....   Feb 10 2011, 01:02 AM
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- - Burmese   And an overall downward slope the rest of the way ...   Mar 17 2011, 07:33 PM
|- - serpens   QUOTE (Burmese @ Mar 17 2011, 07:33 PM) A...   Mar 18 2011, 02:16 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (serpens @ Mar 17 2011, 07:16 PM) H...   Mar 18 2011, 06:26 AM
|- - SFJCody   2542 is a driving sol...   Mar 19 2011, 09:42 AM
|- - Tesheiner   QUOTE (SFJCody @ Mar 19 2011, 10:42 AM) 2...   Mar 19 2011, 09:04 PM
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|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (Stu @ Mar 28 2011, 01:30 AM) Sigh....   Mar 28 2011, 01:23 PM
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