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Victoria’s Secrets Revealed in Color in Aviation Week: 2 Oct 2006
International UMSF Team publishes 1st Color Pan from Duck Bay


Victoria’s Secrets are revealed in tantalizing color as a navcam panorama spread across 2 pages as the Lead news story inside the 2 October 2006 issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine (p. 24). The 4 page article written by aerospace journalist Craig Covault describes the dramatic and nearly three year long expedition by the Opportunity Rover across the martian surface and the complex and dangerous science operations ahead (see http://www.aviationnow.com). An international UMSF team of martian enthusiasts merged and colorized the navcam panorama taken about 8 feet from the rim of Duck Bay on Sol 952 (Sept 28) using raw data available to everyone.

Image and Forum Members picture credit:

NASA/JPL NAVCAM Imagery Merged and Color Coded by

Bernhard Braun (nirgal), Marco Di Lorenzo (dilo), Ken Kremer (mars loon) and Doug Ellison (djellison)

Reprinted courtesy of Aviation Week & Space Technology and Aviationnow.com

Link to the Aviation Week article:
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Link to the navcam pan:
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Our heartfelt congratulations to the entire MER Team for another breathtaking scientific achievement with Opportunity now set to unravel the mysteries of Ancient Mars!

And our eternal thanks to Cornell University Professors Steve Squyres and Jim Bell for “Giving Away the Data” so that “outside analysts” could have some fun while promoting the cause of science for all mankind.

Last year, our team published “Spirits Soar” on the cover of the 14 November 2005 issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine, the April 2006 issue of Spaceflight magazine (British Interplanetary Society) and in numerous other publications. Please see the list and details in this thread:
http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...c=1674&st=0

ken (mars loon)
CosmicRocker
Wow. You guys did it again. Congratulations, it's one heck of a view when you spread it across two screens. smile.gif
dilo
I want to express my gratitude to all team and in particular to Ken, who efficiently coordinated this "trans-continental" effort...
This is an alternative version of Sol952 view we worked out, with some brightness adjustments and different sky:
NoVi
well done!

It looks to me that Victoria seems better accesible from the point where it is now than at the far rim or is this an optical illusion?
Nix
Quite nice guys smile.gif Congratulations.
Marco, how come you didn't send in the sky-enhanced image?

Nico
jamescanvin
Great work.

By the way, that image has almost exactly the same field of view as the 'Duck Bay' pan. A nice preview of what's to come.

James
Tesheiner
Congrats guys, you did it again!
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ustrax
Congratulations! biggrin.gif
May your work keep on presenting the quality that deserves this recognition and admiration!
mars loon
QUOTE (Nix @ Oct 2 2006, 07:46 AM) *
Quite nice guys smile.gif Congratulations.
Marco, how come you didn't send in the sky-enhanced image?

thanks all
basically, publication deadlines are several days prior to printing
ken
mars loon
As of this moment, the color pan is now on APOD today (2 Oct 2006). biggrin.gif

It has been changed from the JPL B&W version to our team color pan. mars.gif


http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap061002.html
AlexBlackwell
QUOTE (mars loon @ Oct 1 2006, 06:29 PM) *
Our heartfelt congratulations to the entire MER Team for another breathtaking scientific achievement with Opportunity now set to unravel the mysteries of Ancient Mars!

And our eternal thanks to Cornell University Professors Steve Squyres and Jim Bell for “Giving Away the Data” so that “outside analysts” could have some fun while promoting the cause of science for all mankind.

Last year, our team published “Spirits Soar” on the cover of the 14 November 2005 issue of Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine, the April 2006 issue of Spaceflight magazine (British Interplanetary Society) and in numerous other publications. Please see the list and details in this thread:
http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...c=1674&st=0

ken (mars loon)

Nice work, guys.
mars loon
NASAWATCH has now posted the Duck Bay color pan and Aviation Week article here:

http://nasawatch.com/
http://www.marstoday.com/news/viewnews.html?id=1161
remcook
well done!
mgrodzki
holy cow. that is awesome, i was wondering when a nice color of that view would pop up. i have recently been making desktops of these type of images to those of us who are not a part of the sci community, we are not even aware that this kind of work happens outside of NASA or mission specialists. it makes me wonder how many images i have been using might call for credits. i took a shot at colorizing don mitchell’s venera images and got a smack down for only giving him minor props for his awesome work in the image i was working with.
mars loon
"NASA at 50" Cover feature by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine
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The 29 September 2008 issue of Aviation Week features our color version of VC exit, printed large on p. 66 as part of the "NASA at 50" cover package.

"Seeking Alien Life": 'Something incredible is waiting to be known' said Carl Sagan; is the headline for the article by Craig Covault

Exiting Victoria Sol 1624: 28 Aug 2008
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Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Aviation Week & Space Technology/Kenneth Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo (color)
AWST Caption: Searching for water related evidence for life 220 million mi from Earth, the Mars rover Opportunity images the tracks it used to drive into and out of the half-mile-wide Victoria crater

ken
CosmicRocker
It's a beautiful image, as you guys always manage to produce. I have some questions about the "white stuff" in the tracks. I suspect it might not have been as brightly white as the sulfate or silica stuff dug up by Spirit near Home Plate. What could this be? unsure.gif
mars loon
QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ Oct 1 2008, 07:16 AM) *
It's a beautiful image .. some questions about the "white stuff" in the tracks. I suspect it might not have been as brightly white as the sulfate or silica stuff dug up by Spirit ... What could this be? unsure.gif

Thanks Tom

The "white stuff" is just compressed fine-grained soil and looks bright because of reflections in the
lighting geometry, as confirmed in message from SS

hope you are OK now after Ike

ken
climber
I'm still waiting my copy of AW&ST to appreciate your work for real. Congratulations
CosmicRocker
Yeah. That's pretty much what I thought the bright stuff was.

Thanks for asking...Ike was a challenge for us, but we're doing quite well.
nprev
Utterly beautiful, gentlemen! Congratulations again for your genius & hard work, and glad to see that your efforts are being recognized, appreciated and utilized!!! smile.gif
dilo
A big thank to all you! more to come... wink.gif
Zeke4ther
Beautiful! Excellent work!
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mars loon
QUOTE (Zeke4ther @ Oct 5 2008, 05:26 PM) *
Beautiful! Excellent work!

thank you !

the full article with images is now online at the Aviation Week website here for all, and Titled:
Extraterrestrial Life Beckons New Explorers
Oct 1, 2008
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/sto...amp;show=nasa08

note: the credits were mistakenly mixed up and transposed with the Enceledus image from Cassini team. not a big deal really

correct Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/Aviation Week & Space Technology/Kenneth Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo (color)

Another Martian mars.gif win for UMSF

The complete "NASA at 50" feature series by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine (29 Sep 2008 issue) is here:
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/nasa50.jsp

ken
HughFromAlice
As a newbie let me add my congatulations too! Poweful stuff! I'm really flat out most days but getting more and more tempted to find time to try my hand at some imaging!
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