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Cape York, Landfall!
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post Aug 10 2011, 12:25 PM
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What a thing to wake up to!!! smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Wish I had more time, but gotta go to work. Congratulations to the entire MER team!!!


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post Aug 10 2011, 12:33 PM
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QUOTE (walfy @ Aug 10 2011, 09:49 AM) *
Just one more for tonight:

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Extraordinary. It's like looking down at a shore of a great lake.

Congrats to all the engineers, scientists, rover drivers, everyone who had a hand in this!

Impressive view of the central mound!
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post Aug 10 2011, 12:45 PM
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QUOTE (kenny @ Aug 10 2011, 10:18 AM) *
And Cape York had almost no topography at all... we just drove right over it! The tone differences in the orbital photos we were speculating on gave a false impression of relief that did not exist. Quite a lesson in photo-interpretation.



Makes you wonder what we might see at Gale Crater....
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post Aug 10 2011, 01:00 PM
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WOW! Now its obvious why this cater's name is Odyssey.
Did you know before that Odysseus voyage from Troy to Ithaca led through Meridiany Planum?
His side face is nicely visible at top center of this picture . blink.gif
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post Aug 10 2011, 01:44 PM
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Phil checking in from Medford, Nova Scotia (where the red sandstone cliffs and beach sand of the Minas basin look a bit like Victoria crater) - fantastic! This is a real treat.

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post Aug 10 2011, 01:47 PM
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Congratulations to all the team! What a journey and what a destination! ohmy.gif


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post Aug 10 2011, 01:48 PM
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laugh.gif http://opportunityendeavour.blogspot.com/2...ject-level.html laugh.gif

Matt does realize he might not be shaving for several years right?
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post Aug 10 2011, 01:52 PM
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It's a bit like the first time you drive to the edge of the Grand Canyon and get out of the car. Nothing to say or do for now other than to just stare in awe.


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post Aug 10 2011, 01:53 PM
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2681 Pancam:



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post Aug 10 2011, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Aug 10 2011, 06:52 AM) *
Nothing to say or do for now other than to just stare in awe.


Exactly. I never thought we'd make it. I even said trying was silly.

Never happier to be wrong.

Wow.
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post Aug 10 2011, 02:09 PM
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I have to say that this anaglyph and crop that walfy made is my favorite of the first day here at Cape York. I come from a day before panoramas when photography of vistas consisted of climbing over rocks and standing with one foot on a ledge to find the best composition of foreground/background that would fit in one frame. If we don't get a full set of filters of these pans I plan on adding color to this one.
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post Aug 10 2011, 02:13 PM
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Sol 2681 Navcam, facing east. (Sorry for the delay, it takes awhile to stare at these.)



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post Aug 10 2011, 02:30 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Aug 10 2011, 07:09 AM) *
I have to say that this anaglyph and crop that walfy made is my favorite of the first day here at Cape York.


Speaking of which, here's a version of the Pancam anaglyph focused on the rocks - it may work better.
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post Aug 10 2011, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE (Julius @ Aug 10 2011, 05:21 AM) *
I just wonder what that white streak represents??


Yeah - I'll second or third (or probably beyond) that. Really obvious in the raw Navcams, and right behind us. (In other words, a short drive would put it in front of us...)
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post Aug 10 2011, 03:13 PM
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Just got back from work. Did I miss anything? wink.gif


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