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Cape York - Shoemaker Ridge and the NE traverse, Starting sol 2735
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post Oct 7 2011, 06:02 AM
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Here's the Sol 2737 Pancam mosaic anaglyph. Watch out for that shallow crater, Oppy.
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post Oct 7 2011, 06:45 AM
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At the far north-east corner is that odd straight 'cut' or 'slash' in the side of CY, right? Would be nice to look at while wintering over (assuming I didn't miss a consensus on it being something completely ordinary).
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post Oct 7 2011, 09:52 AM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Oct 7 2011, 08:45 AM) *
At the far north-east corner is that odd straight 'cut' or 'slash' in the side of CY, right? Would be nice to look at while wintering over (assuming I didn't miss a consensus on it being something completely ordinary).

==> Are you speaking of "Dagger Valley" ?
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post Oct 7 2011, 02:13 PM
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It looks like another substantial drive northish on 2738:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...0M1.JPG?sol2738
This should put us in a good spot to image the north-facing slopes of Shoemaker ridge.
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post Oct 7 2011, 03:37 PM
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This isn't precisely accurate (unless the rover is hovering), but sort of pretty:
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post Oct 7 2011, 06:00 PM
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Wow... every time you do that I get a real slap-across-the-face reality check... looking at the pictures on their own, with no rover for scale, it's easy to fool yourself into thinking Oppy is much, much smaller, or the landscape is much more, I don't know... epic? You plonk her down amidst the dunes and dust and suddenly everything seems smaller. Anyone else feel that?

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post Oct 7 2011, 07:09 PM
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I agree Stu...but mind...it's gona be "worse" with Curiosity!


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post Oct 7 2011, 07:21 PM
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QUOTE (Stu @ Oct 7 2011, 11:00 AM) *
Anyone else feel that?


I've always found it incredibly difficult to judge the scale of things the rovers are seeing, which, thinking back, is why I put Doug's model in my program to begin with. But if one extends the view to the right, I think it's epic enough smile.gif
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post Oct 7 2011, 07:57 PM
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Shoemaker Ridge looks pretty subtle from this side:
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post Oct 7 2011, 09:54 PM
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Really beautiful (and obviously well constructed) 3D view. Never mind the ridge, look at the vista. smile.gif
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post Oct 8 2011, 12:16 AM
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Yes vikingmars, that's what I meant.
Does it have an official name yet? It certainly stands out enough.
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post Oct 8 2011, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Oct 8 2011, 02:16 AM) *
Yes vikingmars, that's what I meant. Does it have an official name yet? It certainly stands out enough.

No official name yet : this is the name we gave this feature at Societe Astronomique de France, because it looks like a dagger made out of hard rock by cavemen as seen oftenly in our paleontology museums... smile.gif
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post Oct 8 2011, 04:50 PM
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Sol 2738 Pancam mosaic right anaglyph

I recommend the anaglyph. According to the data Opportunity has already driven well into this mosaic and I can't wait to see what she's seeing now.
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post Oct 8 2011, 09:21 PM
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Love these low Sun angle views...

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post Oct 8 2011, 10:25 PM
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My estimate of our location after the 2739 drive:
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It looks like a long drive (over 70 metres!). We should be able to map out the next group of north-facing slopes from around here. And judging from the rear hazcam view, we should now have a direct view of the putative clay-bearing region. Can't wait for the nav/pancams...
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