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Cape York, Landfall!
Tesheiner
post Aug 10 2011, 06:30 AM
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Itís finally time for a new thread. THE thread, I would say.
It is now sol 2681 and after virtually one thousand sols, beginning on 1683 when Opportunity left Victoria for good, and also after more than 21km driving on these flat fields, this little rover and obviously the brave missionís people behind, made landfall on Cape York.
A bunch of pictures and thumbnails are already on the ground (should be public in an hour or so) and the very limited data we can gather for the time being are just enough to guess a drive of around 60m. Iíve prepared a new picture to use as a map to follow this part of the mission and which I will update, as usual, on the route map thread once more data are available. Hereís a copy of it.
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Use this thread for comments, discussions, mosaics, images result of activities at / after sol 2681 and keep using the Post Conjunction: Santa Maria to Cape York, The Journey to 'Spirit Point' thread for posts related with stuff from before sol 2681.
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post Aug 11 2011, 02:23 PM
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This armchair geologist is at a total loss. The only preconception I had of Cape York that may hold true is that the large blocks of Odyssey ejecta may yet turn out to be basaltic boulders. That and a scattering of blueberries indicating that concretion forming sulfate layers once covered Cape York. But have the sulfate layers been entirely eroded away? I can't wait to see what the MI and APXS will reveal!

The only thing I know for sure: When Opportunity moves to the edge of Odyssey, she will be sitting on the rim of a crater... on the rim of a crater!
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post Aug 11 2011, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Aug 11 2011, 03:23 PM) *
When Opportunity moves to the edge of Odyssey, she will be sitting on the rim of a crater... on the rim of a crater!


...and when HiRISE takes its first pic of Oppy after landfall, it should look something like this...

http://twitpic.com/64ehoa/full



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- Tesheiner   Cape York   Aug 10 2011, 06:30 AM
- - Astro0   Welcome to Cape York and hello Odyssey crater...   Aug 10 2011, 07:39 AM
- - Tesheiner   WOW, just WOW!   Aug 10 2011, 07:41 AM
|- - MoreInput   Unglaublich! Fantastic! - 1000 Sols, and...   Aug 10 2011, 07:46 AM
- - Astro0   ...and the navcam   Aug 10 2011, 07:46 AM
- - Sunspot   Interesting feature...there is a thin line of very...   Aug 10 2011, 07:54 AM
|- - Gladstoner   .   Aug 10 2011, 08:05 AM
|- - walfy   Breathtaking!   Aug 10 2011, 08:06 AM
||- - Gladstoner   .   Aug 10 2011, 08:10 AM
||- - walfy   Those rocks and the background! Can't g...   Aug 10 2011, 08:21 AM
||- - ugordan   Wow. Dare I say this is the most impressive vista ...   Aug 10 2011, 08:31 AM
||- - walfy   Just one more for tonight: Extraordinary. It...   Aug 10 2011, 08:49 AM
||- - kenny   It looks so different at ground level, as we final...   Aug 10 2011, 09:18 AM
|||- - MahFL   QUOTE (kenny @ Aug 10 2011, 10:18 AM) And...   Aug 10 2011, 12:45 PM
||- - Julius   QUOTE (walfy @ Aug 10 2011, 09:49 AM) Jus...   Aug 10 2011, 12:33 PM
|- - Julius   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Aug 10 2011, 08:54 AM) I...   Aug 10 2011, 12:04 PM
- - Gladstoner   .   Aug 10 2011, 07:55 AM
- - Astro0   I would have been faster but the phone rang! ...   Aug 10 2011, 07:55 AM
- - MichaelT   What a day! Fantastic images! I am looking...   Aug 10 2011, 08:03 AM
- - Explorer1   It's like the summit of Husband Hill, Victoria...   Aug 10 2011, 08:08 AM
- - Astro0   Just one more to satisfy my inner artist before I ...   Aug 10 2011, 08:30 AM
- - neo56   Absolutely fantastic !!! The landscape...   Aug 10 2011, 08:43 AM
- - climber   I agree, this is (yet another) landing day! An...   Aug 10 2011, 08:46 AM
- - Floyd   The perfect new mission--fantastic views plus fant...   Aug 10 2011, 09:42 AM
|- - MoreInput   Even in the navcam view we don't see anything ...   Aug 10 2011, 09:56 AM
- - Burmese   I suspect they will want to pull up just a bit clo...   Aug 10 2011, 10:17 AM
- - neo56   Here is the anaglyph of the sol 2681 Pancam view. ...   Aug 10 2011, 10:27 AM
- - Nix   fun-fun-fun http://www.flickr.com/photos/7994641...   Aug 10 2011, 10:38 AM
- - stevelu   Here we go wOW http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/...   Aug 10 2011, 10:44 AM
- - Ant103   Just amazing ! Astro0, with an extended s...   Aug 10 2011, 12:07 PM
- - Julius   I just wonder what that white streak represents??   Aug 10 2011, 12:21 PM
|- - mhoward   QUOTE (Julius @ Aug 10 2011, 05:21 AM) I ...   Aug 10 2011, 03:03 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (Julius @ Aug 10 2011, 05:21 AM) I ...   Aug 10 2011, 03:26 PM
- - belleraphon1   Magnificent.... new mission on new terrain! C...   Aug 10 2011, 12:22 PM
- - nprev   What a thing to wake up to!!! W...   Aug 10 2011, 12:25 PM
- - pospa   WOW! Now its obvious why this cater's nam...   Aug 10 2011, 01:00 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (pospa @ Aug 10 2011, 08:00 AM) WOW...   Aug 10 2011, 03:13 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Phil checking in from Medford, Nova Scotia (where ...   Aug 10 2011, 01:44 PM
- - Fran Ontanaya   Congratulations to all the team! What a journe...   Aug 10 2011, 01:47 PM
- - JayB   http://opportunityendeavour.blogspot.com/2...ject-...   Aug 10 2011, 01:48 PM
|- - Matt Lenda   QUOTE (JayB @ Aug 10 2011, 06:48 AM) htt...   Aug 10 2011, 05:25 PM
|- - MoreInput   Just hope that Oppy won't get stuck on CY   Aug 10 2011, 05:31 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   It's a bit like the first time you drive to th...   Aug 10 2011, 01:52 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Aug 10 2011, 06:52 A...   Aug 10 2011, 01:58 PM
|- - BrianL   QUOTE (djellison @ Aug 10 2011, 07:58 AM)...   Aug 10 2011, 04:42 PM
- - mhoward   2681 Pancam:   Aug 10 2011, 01:53 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   I have to say that this anaglyph and crop that wal...   Aug 10 2011, 02:09 PM
|- - mhoward   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Aug 10 2011, 07:09 A...   Aug 10 2011, 02:30 PM
- - mhoward   Sol 2681 Navcam, facing east. (Sorry for the delay...   Aug 10 2011, 02:13 PM
- - Stu   Just got back from work. Did I miss anything?   Aug 10 2011, 03:13 PM
- - fredk   Wow. I mean holy &*^^#*** (*&&*## ...   Aug 10 2011, 03:15 PM
|- - Pertinax   QUOTE (fredk @ Aug 10 2011, 11:15 AM) It...   Aug 10 2011, 04:27 PM
- - micvoo   Absolutely stunning, and already looking forward t...   Aug 10 2011, 03:30 PM
- - ilbasso   We've been driving over featureless terrain fo...   Aug 10 2011, 03:41 PM
|- - MoreInput   Official press release: http://marsrover.nasa.gov/...   Aug 10 2011, 03:51 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (ilbasso @ Aug 10 2011, 11:41 AM) ....   Aug 10 2011, 03:55 PM
- - fredk   As if starting a new (probably multi-year) mission...   Aug 10 2011, 04:05 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (fredk @ Aug 10 2011, 12:05 PM) ......   Aug 10 2011, 04:07 PM
- - Stu   I caught my first glimpse of these incredible imag...   Aug 10 2011, 04:31 PM
- - Julius   I'm curious to see MI images of the new terrai...   Aug 10 2011, 05:21 PM
- - Stu   Colourised portrait of Odyssey Crater... http://t...   Aug 10 2011, 05:49 PM
- - Nix   colourized ??   Aug 10 2011, 05:59 PM
- - brellis   QUOTE I even said trying was silly. I remember you...   Aug 10 2011, 06:08 PM
- - Stu   QUOTE (Nix @ Aug 10 2011, 06:59 PM) colou...   Aug 10 2011, 06:09 PM
|- - Nix   I was thinking about the recent discussion on colo...   Aug 10 2011, 06:16 PM
- - elakdawalla   Fredk, any chance your mystery men will make an ap...   Aug 10 2011, 06:20 PM
|- - mhoward   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Aug 10 2011, 11:20 A...   Aug 10 2011, 06:33 PM
- - fredk   I really should be getting to the airport , but h...   Aug 10 2011, 07:32 PM
- - belleraphon1   Today is bill paying day for me. Which I do online...   Aug 10 2011, 08:03 PM
- - Arkarch   Thank-you for the continuing ride Opportunity, JPL...   Aug 10 2011, 09:38 PM
- - CosmicRocker   QUOTE (Sunspot @ Aug 10 2011, 02:54 AM) I...   Aug 10 2011, 10:00 PM
- - nprev   Finally home from work, and have reviewed the thre...   Aug 11 2011, 12:09 AM
- - NickF   Here's my take on the sol 2681 L2 pancam image...   Aug 11 2011, 12:17 AM
|- - Burmese   QUOTE (NickF @ Aug 10 2011, 06:17 PM) Her...   Aug 11 2011, 12:50 AM
|- - NickF   QUOTE (Burmese @ Aug 10 2011, 07:50 PM) T...   Aug 11 2011, 02:29 AM
- - lyford   Thanks to all the engineers and scientists who...   Aug 11 2011, 12:33 AM
- - eoincampbell   Thank you all again at UMSF for a memorable past c...   Aug 11 2011, 02:14 AM
- - Gladstoner   .   Aug 11 2011, 02:28 AM
- - mhoward   Full right Navcam panorama for 2681-2682 Quickt...   Aug 11 2011, 02:28 AM
|- - Matt Lenda   QUOTE (mhoward @ Aug 10 2011, 06:28 PM) F...   Aug 11 2011, 03:19 AM
|- - Tesheiner   QUOTE (mhoward @ Aug 11 2011, 04:28 AM) F...   Aug 11 2011, 10:07 AM
|- - kenny   QUOTE (mhoward @ Aug 11 2011, 03:28 AM) F...   Aug 11 2011, 09:32 PM
- - nprev   NickF, in your panorama it looks very much like a ...   Aug 11 2011, 02:39 AM
- - brellis   Re: NickF's pic -- If Endeavour crater is the ...   Aug 11 2011, 03:19 AM
- - Zeke4ther   QUOTE (NickF @ Aug 10 2011, 07:17 PM) Her...   Aug 11 2011, 05:48 AM
- - CosmicRocker   I guess it is stating the obvious, but the bedrock...   Aug 11 2011, 06:26 AM
|- - tdemko   QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ Aug 11 2011, 12:26 ...   Aug 11 2011, 11:45 AM
- - neo56   A set of L257 of Pathfinder Mound taken on sol 267...   Aug 11 2011, 09:02 AM
- - Stu   A look back at "Gibraltar", Oppy's r...   Aug 11 2011, 09:27 AM
- - john_s   The nature of the contact between the sulfate sedi...   Aug 11 2011, 02:02 PM
- - ups   Wow, I can't believe we're finally 'th...   Aug 11 2011, 02:15 PM
- - centsworth_II   This armchair geologist is at a total loss. The o...   Aug 11 2011, 02:23 PM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Aug 11 2011, 03:23...   Aug 11 2011, 02:34 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Stu @ Aug 11 2011, 10:34 AM) ...sh...   Aug 11 2011, 02:54 PM
- - Stu   That scale size demonstration is **brilliant**...   Aug 11 2011, 03:00 PM
- - SteveM   Mini TES hasn't been used for a long time. Th...   Aug 11 2011, 03:38 PM
- - Explorer1   It's still covered, according to Emily's l...   Aug 11 2011, 04:40 PM
|- - SteveM   If Emily says "Mini TES ... is hopelessly con...   Aug 11 2011, 04:56 PM
- - rschare   So, what instruments can they still use to determi...   Aug 11 2011, 04:55 PM
- - climber   QUOTE (rschare @ Aug 11 2011, 05:55 PM) S...   Aug 11 2011, 05:55 PM
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