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Continuing into Glenelg, Leaving Rocknest behind, sols 102-166 (Nov 18 2012-Jan 23, 2013)
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post Nov 21 2012, 08:49 PM
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QUOTE (fredk @ Nov 21 2012, 01:59 PM) *
Yeah, that's what we referred to as "Rocky point" way back when.

Ya beat me to it. sad.gif

I gave it a name because I hoped it might be a highly visible landmark from many locations on MSL's
early journey. If we go much deeper we may lose it for a while, but hopefully we will pick it up again on the
backtracking or westerly route. I get turned around real easy.
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post Nov 21 2012, 09:40 PM
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I expect the horizon to close in dramatically as we descend to 'Glenelg Destination'. Does anybody have an estimate of how many metres below our current location that is?
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post Nov 21 2012, 09:43 PM
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It will not really be claustrophobia-inducing. A few meters below our current position, five at the most, I would expect, and a wide shallow depression. I expect 'Rocky Point' will still be visible unless we happen to park close to a steep local slope.

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post Nov 22 2012, 12:56 AM
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After all dusty storm

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-365


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post Nov 22 2012, 01:03 AM
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Rocky Point 'lump' sourcefiles in the SOL 102 navcams referred to by newdaddy06 in regards to Cargo Cult's interactive pan subsequently map-pinned by Phil Stooke:
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post Nov 22 2012, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (Tesheiner @ Nov 21 2012, 12:28 PM) *
This is the thread, yes. Great job!

Thanks all!

New version up, same link as before - this time with a slightly better stitch (the Pointy Rock, erm, Rocky Point is no longer right on a discontinuity) and a full, non-thumbnail, non-blurry, recently-re-uplinked version of one of the images. I also allowed for the fact the rover's in a bit of a depression - the horizon is now allowed to go a bit higher than before. Exposure is a little improved as well.

I'm really enjoying gluing these panoramas together! Being able to pan around gives me a much stronger sense of place - and when that place is a distant planet? Ooooh.

(I still need to find my anaglyph specs, for other people's imagery wizardry. Being able to see all this in 3D? Even better!)
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post Nov 22 2012, 11:43 AM
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Good! And why not to fill the sky with gray color? That there was no this black circular saw at the horizon. smile.gif


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post Nov 22 2012, 04:42 PM
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Some people like to just process images as they are, some like to add fill-in skies, people like to treat the imagery differently. Why not go ahead and do a navcam mosaic with a filled in sky yourself if that's what you want to see? That's the amazing thing about all this data being out there - anyone can have a go and do their own thing with it.. That's something to be thankful for.
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post Nov 25 2012, 09:53 AM
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These blue/grey rocks toward the top of the image look like they were formed by something sticky and viscous - or maybe it's just a weird and strange erosion pattern.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/ra..._DXXX&s=107

What are people's thoughts on the formation of Glenelg?
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post Nov 25 2012, 10:42 AM
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I have no idea as to the geological origins, but new Mastcam 100 images are up!

I've done an incredibly quick stitch just to see what's there - massive JPEG here (~9MB, ~14000 pixels across).

All kinds of differently coloured, differently shaped rocks across the landscape. Big, sharp-edged slabs, the weirdly smeary ones noted by xflare... I suspect Curiosity's going to have much work to do!

Edit: updated with better version, but still nowhere near as nice as Mr. Ant103's take below!
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post Nov 25 2012, 11:26 AM
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And my take on this mosaic. Yep, this is a great vision on Glenelg rocks, layers and outcrops. I can hear from here the metalic sound of Curiosity's wheel rolling on this floor biggrin.gif.



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post Nov 25 2012, 12:37 PM
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What can it shine if not consequences from the EDL?

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/ms...8000E1_DXXX.jpg
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Oh, there's going to be EDL crud *everywhere*. We can't obsess about every glint or sparkle spotted on a photo, especially when there are so many beautiful rocks and so many gorgeous windblown dust dunes stretching away in all directions. Not to mention, of course, a gorgeous, skyscraping, layered, ancient mountain over there. smile.gif


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post Nov 25 2012, 01:13 PM
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However, it draws attention to itself. And if to leave without comments such objects, harmful speculation begins.


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post Nov 25 2012, 02:35 PM
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On the above pans from Ant & Cargo, we can see whitish stones on the right hand side. Very different from the rest (to my eyes)


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