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Cape York, Landfall!
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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 10 2011, 07:39 AM
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Welcome to Cape York and hello Odyssey crater! smile.gif

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post Aug 10 2011, 07:41 AM
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WOW, just WOW!
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post Aug 10 2011, 07:46 AM
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...and the navcam

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Unglaublich!

Fantastic!
- 1000 Sols, and now we are here!
- The panorama is one of the best we ever had: We are on Cape York, see inside the Odyssey crater, with marvellous blocks and rocks, see the far crater wall of Endeavour in perfect sharpness, see the central mound ever than before.
- The pics cam down 9:35, and four minutes later we have a panorama from Astro0. Unbelievable.
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...G3P2385R2M1.JPG
- WOW, WOW, WOW


Are we there yet?
We are there, yet!


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post Aug 10 2011, 07:54 AM
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Interesting feature...there is a thin line of very bright material in this navcam view, bottom left

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...G3P0653L0M1.JPG
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post Aug 10 2011, 07:55 AM
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post Aug 10 2011, 07:55 AM
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I would have been faster but the phone rang! laugh.gif

The ground underfootwheel looks different (from the last 1000 sols or so!).

Front and Rear Hazcams
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post Aug 10 2011, 08:03 AM
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What a day! Fantastic images! I am looking forward to more.

Unbelievable that Opportunity made it this far.

Congratulations to the rover team and everyone else involved!

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post Aug 10 2011, 08:05 AM
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post Aug 10 2011, 08:06 AM
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Breathtaking!

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post Aug 10 2011, 08:08 AM
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It's like the summit of Husband Hill, Victoria crater all over again, or heck, even landing day!

And the details on Endeavour's central mound-peak-thing...
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post Aug 10 2011, 08:21 AM
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Those rocks and the background!

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Can't get over that background! I've been wrong so many times, but that must be the big rock as seen on the HiRISE. It looks like a frog from this angle.

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What a wonderful set of images tonight!
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Astro0
post Aug 10 2011, 08:30 AM
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Just one more to satisfy my inner artist before I head home.
Pancam of Odyssey Crater with added sky.

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Congratulations to the entire MER team. YOU ROCK! biggrin.gif
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