QUOTE (ngunn @ May 15 2010, 06:59 PM)
I look forward to the official version of course, but in the meantime thanks in advance to whoever may decide to add a touch of colour.
It looks like you won't have to wait too long! From the latest PS update:
This month Opportunity took a super resolution image of Endeavour's rim that should be released in living Martian color in a few weeks, said Bell. "We have the black and white version, but the one we've been showing the team is still incomplete," he said. "We've been having some processing issues, because of the dust changing on the front lenses, and the rest of the data just came down, so we're still working on it. Since we can actually do the super-res in color, I'd like to release that one. It takes us a few weeks to do the processing, because the images have to be combined and we have to work with the software, and then go through and manually fix what the software doesn't fix. But it is going to be a beautiful color shot."
I'm baffled by this comment from the same report:
One crater they're considering taking the time to check out is nicknamed Santa Maria. It's "a brand new crater" and will have exposed brand new material that "won't have any coatings" on the ejecta like the rover found on rocks lying outside Concepción Crater just a few months ago, said Arvidson.
Concepción was pretty fresh. Any guesses what crater they're referring to?