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biggrin.gif Dear Forum friends,
Here are the links to the papers to be presented at the March 2006 Lunar & Planetary Science Conference #37 :

General MER papers :
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2006/pdf/sess402.pdf
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2006/pdf/sess451.pdf

Poster session especially devoted to Spirit :
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2006/pdf/sess606.pdf

Poster session especially devoted to Opportunity :
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2006/pdf/sess607.pdf

Print-only presentations :
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2006/pdf/sess805.pdf

Enjoy ! biggrin.gif
SigurRosFan
Thanks!
SigurRosFan
Interesting excerpts:

"Faint dust-devil tracks across El Dorado are visible in MOC image R02-00357." - But where?

"Saltating particles: Particles > 80 microns, which move primarily by saltation. Saltating particles are seen to reach rover deck, a meter above the surface." - They talk about bouncing grains?

"... some spherules are surrounded by a later generation cement. This requires multiple episodes of groundwater percolation following sand deposition." - Where are images of this spherules type?

"The volcanic model, however, is simpler and more straightforward, and invokes only processes known to occur widely elsewhere on the planets, and therefore appears to be the more likely explanation for the chemical composition of Meridiani bedrocks" - The Great Meridiani Debate
slinted
QUOTE (SigurRosFan @ Feb 9 2006, 12:36 PM)
"Faint dust-devil tracks across El Dorado are visible in MOC image R02-00357." - But where?
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Some wide brightness-range versions of R02-00357 and E03-00012 are available in the Ultreya Abyss thread. R02-00357 shows one very dark streak and several smaller ones. E03-00012 shows some streaks as well, but in different locations.
RGClark
QUOTE (SigurRosFan @ Feb 9 2006, 08:36 PM)
Interesting excerpts:

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"... some spherules are surrounded by a later generation cement. This requires multiple  episodes of groundwater percolation following sand deposition." - Where are images of this spherules type?

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Which abstract is this in?

I have argued that crusts seen in the MI images at the Opportunity site have the appearance of biological or sedimentary origin:

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Newsgroups: sci.astro, alt.sci.planetary, sci.geo.geology, sci.geo.mineralogy, sci.bio.misc
From: rgregorycl...@yahoo.com (Robert Clark)
Date: 18 Mar 2004 16:26:04 -0800
Subject: Sedimentary films at Opportunity site.

I can't think of any way of producing films or crusts like these other
than through liquid water deposition or biological activity:

Microscopic Imager :: Sol 049 (14 images)
http://origin.mars5.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/a...unity_m049.html

Microscopic Imager :: Sol 050 (12 images)
http://origin.mars5.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/a...unity_m050.html


Bob Clark
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You may need to rotate some of these images to properly view positive and negative relief.

And Shaka on this board posted an MI image of Home Plate that showed a similar crust-like deposition:




- Bob
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