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Astro0
10 years. 10 YEARS. TEN YEARS!!!!

A decade of exploration to celebrate with the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Ten years ago an incredible little adventurer with indomitable 'spirit' landed in Gusev Crater.

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After an incredible journey across rugged plains, climbing mountains and discovering evidence of volcanic activity and sulphate soils, we lost our little girl just a few years ago. But her sister drives on, continuing the adventure.

Thank you Spirit. We will always remember you.
It's been an amazing 10 years. A wonderful 10 years.

Thank you as always to those who cared for her and to those who continue to push forward across the dusty face of Mars. smile.gif


Astro0
Thought that some may enjoy a themed desktop to commemorate the milestone.

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There's also the official MER10 website to look through.
http://mars.nasa.gov/mer10/

More to come as the month progresses.
Stu and I have something special in the works wink.gif
elakdawalla
There are lots of goodies on this website as well.
Astro0
Remembering Spirit with one of mars stu's wonderful pieces of prose smile.gifhttp://astropoetry.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/journeys-end/
Explorer1
Here's the spaceflightnow.com feed, for anyone else feeling nostalgic (read bottom to top):


http://www.spaceflightnow.com/mars/mera/status3.html
James Sorenson
In celebrating Spirit's 10th anniversary, I have archived using the PDS Images, every Pancam color image from Landing day to the last color image. Opportunity's is on the way. There is plenty of room for improvement. Enjoy! smile.gif

http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/index.php/Spirit
MoreInput
QUOTE (James Sorenson @ Jan 6 2014, 03:32 PM) *
In celebrating Spirit's 10th anniversary, I have archived using the PDS Images.


Thanks a lot for this. After all these years it is still amazing to find new views, like this from sol 3 (http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/var/albums/Spirit/sol0003/2p126632659rad0200p2899l456C1.jpg?m=1387924674). I hadn't seen this before.

It is interesting how dusty the later images are. Comparing sol 12 with sol 2118:
http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/va...pg?m=1387926667
http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/va...pg?m=1389013025
PaulH51
QUOTE (James Sorenson @ Jan 6 2014, 10:32 PM) *
In celebrating Spirit's 10th anniversary, I have archived using the PDS Images, every Pancam color image from Landing day to the last color image. Opportunity's is on the way. There is plenty of room for improvement. Enjoy! smile.gif
http://www.epicuniversal.com/MERgallery/index.php/Spirit

Great resource James smile.gif Looking forward to spending time rekindling old memories, as well as discovering those colour images I missed along the way.... Also looking forward to the future additions of Opportunity.... Thanks smile.gif
Explorer1
10th Anniversary event at the Smithsonian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMl7Q0KHcQ4

Around 39 minutes in, lots of details about public outreach and indirect mentions of UMSF.
Ant103
My tribute to the anniversary smile.gif

Sol 2001. West Valley, the unreachable land, at dawn. Made with PDS datas.

Astro0
Beautiful Damia.

That image suddenly generated some dust in the room and my eyes are mysteriously watering. smile.gif
eoincampbell
Beautiful, haunting... a place now so familiar to us...
I've dreamt of walking that bit...
Thanks for the moment Damia!
Ant103
Thank you for these very touching comments smile.gif

I had to do the colorized version wink.gif

PaulH51
QUOTE (Ant103 @ Jan 15 2014, 08:42 PM) *
I had to do the colorized version wink.gif

'Sol 2001 A Mars Odyssey'... Merci Damia smile.gif
vikingmars
QUOTE (Ant103 @ Jan 15 2014, 01:42 PM) *
Thank you for these very touching comments smile.gif I had to do the colorized version wink.gif

WOW ! Thanks a lot Damia : how nice ! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

PS : I made a try several years ago using the "old" technique by extracting the real colors inside the images taken at noon (the ones used to build the 'Calypso' Panorama), creating special pictures bearing only the chrominance and then paste those on the panchromatic pics taken at sols 2001 -sunrise- and sol 2002 -sunset which gave the luminosity and contrast. The resulting images show the real colors of the Martian surface taken at different times of the day. See link : http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...st&p=169422
vikingmars
...and Don Davis fulfilled my dreams !
Here is the FANTASTIC Spirit panorama he colorized, based on Damia's mosaic and just put online by Emily !
Congratulations to both of you ! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif

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Link : http://planetary.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/i...4pano3FLAT3.jpg
ustrax
Remembering Sol 2169.
February 8, 2010. Spirit turns her wheels for the last time.
Nix
QUOTE (vikingmars @ Jan 15 2014, 06:25 PM) *
...and Don Davis fulfilled my dreams !
Here is the FANTASTIC Spirit panorama he colorized, based on Damia's mosaic and just put online by Emily !
Congratulations to both of you ! wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif wheel.gif


superb artwork!

Let me share this one from 'the old days' as I 'walk' through my old awalkonmars.com archive to prepare for a new website. Congrats to the MER team, thankyou Spirit!


PDP8E
12 years ago today (Feb 10, 2004) Spirit took this picture:

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Things sure were cleaner back then. It seems like yesterday!
Sean
A model of Spirit's final stop, compiled with HiRISE DTM & multiple texture passes.

Check it out here in Sketchfab

sittingduck
QUOTE (Sean @ Jun 22 2016, 07:36 AM) *
A model of Spirit's final stop, compiled with HiRISE DTM & multiple texture passes.

Check it out here in Sketchfab



Sean, that is excellent. I especially like that the terrain seems mounted on a block rather than just a 2D surface. Makes me regret once again all the interesting places Spirit never got to rove. You should maybe try one with exaggerated terrain as well.

Any other locations in mind? Victoria? Marathon Valley?

PS Have you taken a look at the HiRise superresolution products of the Homeplate feature? You could possibly integrate these with your current texture, which I already find very nice.
Sean
Thankee!

Marathon Valley was my first stab at this HiRISE malarkey, check it out at the Sketchfab link in my sig.

I will investigate this super resolution HiRISE Home Plate you speak of... I may already have seen it given I reviewed all the HiRISE data I could find. Its important to use the correct satellite image that fits the DTM otherwise there is a lot of warping and hardly anything matches.
sittingduck
QUOTE (Sean @ Jun 23 2016, 07:37 PM) *
I will investigate this super resolution HiRISE Home Plate you speak of... I may already have seen it given I reviewed all the HiRISE data I could find. Its important to use the correct satellite image that fits the DTM otherwise there is a lot of warping and hardly anything matches.


Sean I refer to this paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/artic...032063315003591
Sean
Many thanks for that link Sittingduck... I did read an article a while back about the process and was suitably wowed... now after reading the paper I'm even more impressed. I'm wondering if there is a portal through which I can access their output? Once they get GPU's involved they will be flying through the data!

I hadn't considered exaggerating the terrain, it would be trivial to do however, so I will include that in the next batch.

There are a number of considerations when building these assets for Sketchfab...mesh fidelity, polycount, texture size etc so I will probably revisit something like Home Plate for a more localized attempt when I have refined the process somewhat. Thanks for your interest and suggestions.


elakdawalla
It's so rare for anybody to show more than a passing interest in academic work that you'll find scientists and engineers are mostly very responsive to email inquiries about their work. There's a corresponding author listed on every paper; it's worth just contacting them to ask politely for what you need.
wildespace
A mosaic of Spirit's final resting place:

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University/Maksim Kakitsev

Images are RGB stacks using IR/green/violet and red/green/blue filtered images, so the colours are all over the place.
Sean
Click thru for video...



Blended 3 layers of 2 HRSC & 1 HiRISE datasets.






jasedm
Inspirational!

Congratulations Sean.
RoverDriver
Hmm... isn't HP starboard side of the Rover? Spirit: gone but not forgotten.
Sean
Is the position correct? I have her facing back toward Husband Hill.
RoverDriver
In Post # 20 I see her with the IDD and PMA facing toward the viewer and HP to the left (Port) side of the vehicle. The last know vehicle e Yaw is 310. Position seems to be correct, but the vehicle as I see it in that picture seems to be 180/deg from what telemetry tells me. I hope I'm not confused.

Paolo
James Sorenson
Looks like a fly-in from the North rather than from the South. The large crater Thira being opposite of what a fly-in from the south gave that away for me.

Very nice by the way Sean smile.gif
climber
So Nice Sean!
And if Spirit is no longer around, Paolo is. Hi Paolo. smile.gif
RoverDriver
Looking again, the animation seems to have the rover at the correct heading, but to my eye the screenshot on Post #20 it looks as it the rover is pointed South-ish?

Paolo
Sean
Ah, the rover position in post 20 is incorrect. I made this when I was still a rover baby and did insufficient research.

The animation is a proof of concept for the workflow...the approach from the north was used to disguise a big gap in south approach coverage.
RoverDriver
Got it. I was beginning to doubt my eyes! Thanks for the flyover. Can you pick her up, dust her off and hit ctrl-alt-delete? ;-)

Paolo
sittingduck
I made another short video of a navcam 3D model colorized with pancam images. This time of Spirit's "Seminole" panorama location.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRApZ7KO1W0


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