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MizarKey
I really like the surface of this rock. It's reminiscent of Oppy's meteorite rock, though I don't think this is a meteorite. I like the hole on the extreme left side and all the fiddly bits in the indentation toward the middle.


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Bob Shaw
Cracking rock, Grommit!

Bob Shaw
Bill Harris
This is a neat rock. Does it have a name, yet?

It's difficult to identify a "favorite" rock. It is a case of a 'roche du jour' when Oppy/Spirit are passing through an interesting area.

--Bill
DFinfrock
QUOTE (MizarKey @ Apr 15 2006, 07:08 AM) *
I like the hole on the extreme left side and all the fiddly bits ...



I really wish you geology types would quit showing off your knowledge, throwing around such technical terms. I never studied "fiddly bits" in college. tongue.gif

David
djellison
My favorites are still Humphrey and the Berry Bowl..but after reading Stu's short stories, I don't want to have them in my office anymore - it would be wrong somehow. But a nice replica of the an MER rock would be funky wouldnt it smile.gif

Doug
MizarKey
Now there's a way for NASA to fund the extended mission...authentic replicas of Mars rocks taken by Spirit and Oppy. I would think we have the technology to take the 3d imaging and be able to produce a molding to mass produce these puppies. I'd like to have a Mars rock garden.

QUOTE (DFinfrock @ Apr 17 2006, 05:16 PM) *
I really wish you geology types would quit showing off your knowledge, throwing around such technical terms. I never studied "fiddly bits" in college. tongue.gif

David


Sorry, just finished watching "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" again, Slartibartfast was always my favorite character.
bigdipper
[delurk]

My favorite region on this rock is the smooth shiny top left surface. Could this be a meteorite too? Or just of volcanic origin? How about the product of erosion by wind?

I think I like the questions more than the answers.

Wouldn't it be a hoot to knock-off (i.e replicate cheaply) some of the more "controversial" martian rocks and sell them as
"pet martians" to some of the other boards out there! laugh.gif

BTW: Thanks mizarkey for a cross-eyed stereo that I can see clearly at an ergonomic distance from my screen

[lurk] ph34r.gif
MizarKey
QUOTE (bigdipper @ Apr 19 2006, 08:22 PM) *
[delurk]

BTW: Thanks mizarkey for a cross-eyed stereo that I can see clearly at an ergonomic distance from my screen

[lurk] ph34r.gif


I used to be an anaglyph junkie in the early days of the roving, mainly because I had paid the $6/pair for the hard plastic frame glasses...but these cross-eyed stereo images are so much easier to make and the depth of field is better for my money. I have a 19" screen at home running 1280x960, but I try to keep the width of these stereo pairs to 1024 for you 17" screeners. rolleyes.gif
Bob Shaw
QUOTE (MizarKey @ Apr 20 2006, 05:21 AM) *
I used to be an anaglyph junkie...


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