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East side of Cape York, Sol 3040 - 3056
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post Aug 14 2012, 10:41 PM
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It looks like a drive SSE to the next little crater on 3042:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...0M1.JPG?sol3042
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post Aug 14 2012, 11:39 PM
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That's a nice one... do we have names for these two craters yet?

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post Aug 15 2012, 08:25 AM
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The one spot on sol 3040 was named "São Rafael". This last one just N of the current site has no name yet on the DB.
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post Aug 16 2012, 12:07 AM
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Our first look at the east-facing outcrops on the inboard side of CY:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...6M1.JPG?sol3043
These are the kind of outcrops where the clays will hopefully be found, though probably farther south.
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post Aug 16 2012, 02:39 AM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Aug 15 2012, 05:07 PM) *
Our first look at the east-facing outcrops on the inboard side of CY:
http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportuni...6M1.JPG?sol3043
These are the kind of outcrops where the clays will hopefully be found, though probably farther south.


Darn it, now that the scenery begins to look interesting I'm on the side of the planet that looks a pancake! :-(

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post Aug 16 2012, 04:29 AM
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A bit more of a drop off than I expected. And that ever-shining beacon of a rock outcrop on the distant mountain!

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post Aug 16 2012, 08:28 AM
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Some more info about the craters in the vicinity. This last one, seen on sol 3042, was named "Bérrio" so now it's clear that São Gabriel, São Rafael, and Bérrio were named after the ships of Vasco da Gama's armada on his first voyage to India.
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post Aug 16 2012, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (walfy @ Aug 16 2012, 05:29 AM) *
A bit more of a drop off than I expected.

Agreed. And dead centre in your anaglyph we can see what looks like another mini Whim Creek feature - a "notch" aligned roughly along the circumference of Endeavour:
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If you use your imagination, you can find other similar features farther south.
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post Aug 16 2012, 04:37 PM
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I recall from CRISM data that there should be phyllosilicates somewhere along the eastern rim of Cape York. How far would Opportunity be from this point in reaching such rocks? Anyone has any idea?
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post Aug 16 2012, 05:10 PM
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The crism data is pretty low resolution, so the estimates I've heard are very roughly half way down CY.
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post Aug 16 2012, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Aug 16 2012, 06:10 PM) *
The crism data is pretty low resolution, so the estimates I've heard are very roughly half way down CY.

a couple hundred metres away?
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post Aug 16 2012, 05:26 PM
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Colour view of the east-facing outcrops...

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Go get 'em Oppy... smile.gif


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post Aug 16 2012, 09:07 PM
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Wow, it's going to get very interesting if Curiosity examines rocks from those time periods while Oppy is looking at equivalent examples a great distance away.
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post Aug 16 2012, 11:24 PM
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QUOTE (Julius @ Aug 16 2012, 09:22 AM) *
a couple hundred metres away?


It might be that we have already reached outcrops with some phyllosilicates, but the signatures are too weak to be detected by CRISM. The outcrop in view now seems to bear some similarity to those further down.
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post Aug 17 2012, 02:50 AM
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Here are some rocky outcrops on Cape York (Sol 3043) as Oppy and JPL continue the exploration southward at Endevour Crater. The dusty red draped rocks are very inviting...

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... In the lower center, is that a gypsum precipitate ?


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