Images of Mars Part IV, Victoria Crater/Home Plate and MRO

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thanks for posting this rlb2. can't wait for MRO to give these areas a good look<br /><br /><font color="orange">Such a setting would<br />thrill any armchair Mars explorer. </font><br /><br />well, this armchair exlporer is twirling in his galactic chair!<br /><br />I gotta run back through this and the earlier threads where the expert voices of SDC have weighed in on the caves. I especially like that Ms. Boston seeks <i>un</i>collapsed lava tubes as having potential for cradling some surviving martian life forms. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font size="2" color="#ff0000"><em><strong>I'm a recovering optimist - things could be better.</strong></em></font> </p> </div>
 
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Great topic, and fabulous work. One that is very close to my heart, and has been a huge hobby of mine for a while.<br /><br />Working on the images from the rovers and other Mars missions is a hugely rewarding pass time. It's not just enjoyable of course it's also educational. It's also not that hard to do providing you have the correct software.<br /><br />Somebody on another space forum once said to me, "how boring, don't you get fed up with looking at rocks day after day, thousands of times over?"<br /><br />Well, the answer is no! 3 years later, i am far from bored. In fact i visit the rover site many times a day viewing raw images.<br /><br />If any other fellow Mars colour image enthusiasts are reading, isn't it the most annoying thing in the world when they upload one image from a 3 image colour set that is absolutely stunning! I guess if you're like me and you curse at NASA for teasing you, then you are a Mars nut like me too! *LOL*<br /><br />This is a image i recently coloured ( yes i am British, we spell "color" funny. )<br /><br />It is from the Spirit rovers recent exploration of the area around "Home Plate"<br /><br />I'm just beginning to get together some Mars Rover colour images on my Home Pages. Plus a load of other stuff, such as time lapse videos from the mission, other solar system targets, other exploration missions are featured too.<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth <br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Hi Anthmartian & rlb2.<br /><br />Are those collapsed pits on the flanks of the Ascreaus Mons volcano (collapsing lava tubes), reported recently??<br /><br />Thanks for posting it rlb2.<br /><br />I am hoping that your image will be approved soon Anthmartian. Like you, I too do not get bored looking at the MER images.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Welcome to SDC! That's a great web site you have there!.<br /><br />Best wishes<br /><br />Jon <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em>Whether we become a multi-planet species with unlimited horizons, or are forever confined to Earth will be decided in the twenty-first century amid the vast plains, rugged canyons and lofty mountains of Mars</em>  Arthur Clarke</p> </div>
 
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Thanks Andrew once again.<br /><br />and thanks Jon, it's a pleasure to have people like yourself looking at it. That's much appreciated. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />The site started life as a kind of scrap book for myself, and grew *L* <br /><br />Another pic...<br /><br />Seems as Opportunity is being a bit of a glory hunter lately with it's fantastic vista's around Victoria crater, here's another Spirit image from last week, the surrounding area of "Home Plate"<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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From the latest batch of images released from the Spirit Rover. Taken on Sol 1145 ( around tea time... Actually I have no idea when it was taken. )<br /><br />Below is a link to more images from Sol 1145 which i've coloured ( top of page at url below. )<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/spiritrover<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Welcome to "Images of Mars," I hope to see more of your work here.<br /><br /><font color="orange">If any other fellow Mars colour image enthusiasts are reading, isn't it the<br /> most annoying thing in the world when they upload one image from a 3 image <br />colour set that is absolutely stunning!<font color="white"><br /><br />It does saturate ones mind…<br /><br />_________________________________________________<br /><br /><font color="orange">brellis - thanks for posting this rlb2. can't wait for MRO to give these <br />areas a good look<font color="white"><br /><br />My work has left me with little time to post here anymore but I intend to keep <br />posting images off and on as time will alloy and look forward to MRO’s new discoveries.<br /><br />____________________________________________________<br /><br /><font color="orange">3488 -Are those collapsed pits on the flanks of the Ascreaus Mons <br />volcano (collapsing lava tubes), reported recently??<font color="white"><br /><br />That’s how I read it too. Years ago I had the opportunity to explore the ape <br />caves (lava tubes) with my son on the south side of Mt Saint Helens. I wonder if <br />they are any mounds there that they can compare them too.<br /><br /><br />1P227709939EL5M1<br /><br /></font></font></font></font></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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Thanks rlb2. <br /><br />I think it's good we can see these views together here in one place. It allows us to take in the whole big picture of just where the Rovers are operating now. <br /><br />Differing images really allow us to see the details in the landscapes fully.<br /><br />My updated "Spirit" pages can be found below, including higher res views of the images i have posted here.<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/spiritrover<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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rlb2 - That’s how I read it too. Years ago I had the opportunity to explore the ape <br />caves (lava tubes) with my son on the south side of Mt Saint Helens. I wonder if <br />they are any mounds there that they can compare them too. <br /><br />Your answer confirms what I had suspected too. I bet the ape caves at Mt St Helens were interesting. If ever I am that way, I will go & visit them & Mt St Helens itself.<br /><br />I have visited various lava tubes in the Canary Islands, particularly on the Pico del Teide on Tenerife, Jameos del Agua on Lanzarote & several examples on the Canary Island of El Hierro, near La Restinga (where there are several small volcanoes & a large lava field).<br /><br />Seeing similar things on Mars is such detail is amazing. Of course we have the Hadley Rille on the Moon, visited by Apollo 15, also a collapsed lava tube??<br /><br />rlb2 & Anthmartian, as I said on the New Horizons Jupiter encounter thread, perhaps you could both publish a book / DVD or CD ROM with your images!!!<br /><br />Please keep them coming!!<br /><br />Andrew Brown.<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Andrew,<br /><br />A DVD could be possible. I have had a bit of experiance with animating still images etc, and have the software to put it all together.<br /><br />We're talking about a lot of content to make it worth while though. I would be happy to begin collecting images and work done here by anybody who wishes it for inclusion on a DVD video. I am able to view these pictures on my 28" wide screen LCD TV, via media center on my X-Box. They do look amazing, it adds another dimension to them to see them looking huge.<br /><br />maybe a annual disc would be good? <br /><br />I have made a few Mars Rover DVD video discs, with plenty of menu's, slide shows, and video content too. Panorama's look great animated, so do very high res pictures, zoomed in and kind of flown over by an imaginary camera.<br /><br />Whatever is done, i think it would be cool to work on various aspects of it as a group here. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <br /><br />P.S, Andrew, have been to Timanfiya national park on lanzarote too, a few times. That place is amazing. i always think of it when i see volcanic lava fields on Mars, and lava boulders strewn across a plain. Visiting places like that on Earth, definately allow you to understand what you're seeing on space imagery. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Another view here from the Spirit Mars Rover. Sol 1147.<br /><br />updated Spirit images on my home pages<br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth<br /><br />New Spirit images.<br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/spiritapril1<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Hi Anthmartian<br /><br />Welcome to SDC. Your pics and website are tres cool <img src="/images/icons/cool.gif" /><br /><br /><font color="yellow">have been to Timanfiya national park on lanzarote too, a few times. That place is amazing.</font><br /><br />Lanzarote is an incredible place. I did a concert in one of the lava tubes at the Visual Music Festival -- what an experience!!<br /><br />I love the idea of collaborating for a DVD, and I would love to provide some music to accompany. I do soundtracks for movies/tv for a living. <br /><br />I created a myspace page where I uploaded a piano piece and a video thing. I started doing a rhythm-track to one of the Mars Rover vids -- which reminds me, I should finish that piece... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font size="2" color="#ff0000"><em><strong>I'm a recovering optimist - things could be better.</strong></em></font> </p> </div>
 
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Thanks brellis. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />The concert sounds like it would have been an awesome experiance. Your music sounded really amazing too.<br /><br />If this DVD got off the ground am sure a sound track by yourself would be a outstanding addition to it.<br /><br />Obviously the guys posting their own enhanced images here and in other topics would be welcome to send me content for a DVD, or give me permission to download and store them from here. As would anybody else who wished to contribute.<br /><br />I guess as this would be an opportunity to get some amazing images on the big screen we should invite anybody to put forward their favourite space images from recent months or throughout the year from whatever source.<br /><br />We are talking about 4.7GB of DVD video. So, there is no need to hold back on content. I would be happy to put this together, but would welcome any input from any members here.<br /><br />among the things needed for the DVD title would be....<br /><br />music ( check! )<br /><br />artwork ( cover, menu's, etc )<br /><br />still images ( slide shows ) - Astro photography.<br /><br />still images ( slide shows ) - space mission imagery enhanced by members.<br /><br />still images ( slide shows ) - favourite astronomy / space images from the year.<br /><br />Video content from space missions.<br /><br />Video content - home made / or from official released sources online.<br /><br />Should we have a topic for this? I am new so am not sure if it is valid or appropriate for these forums?<br /><br />I would like to think we could get something up together throughout the year and release it as a Christmas present for all members. This would give us ample time to gather material, or to put projects together for inclusion.<br /><br />it really could be anything appropriate that is featured on the disc. Summer star parties, your own astro images, presentations, favourite images, absolutely anything.<br /><br />As for releasing the disc, bit torrent springs <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Re: DVD Project - Why don't you start a thread here in SS&A? 'twould be great to get some input from our diverse members as to content. <br /><br />Re: Canary Islands - here's a post from Andrew in Mars Images Part III where we had discussed the beguiling appearance of Victoria Crater.<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font size="2" color="#ff0000"><em><strong>I'm a recovering optimist - things could be better.</strong></em></font> </p> </div>
 
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I made a panorama from 3 b&w raw images stitched together yesterday.<br /><br />Images are from the Spirit Rover, taken on Sol 1159. Below is one segment of it. I cannot post the whole Pan on this forum, it would be tiny in order to comply with the image size allowed. The whole pan can be seen on my home pages. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Hi there<br /><br />The entire MER A Spirit Sol 1159 panorama by Anthmartian can be seen here.<br /><br />Anthmartian has done a fantastic job.<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth <br /><br />Hi borman. I agree. It would be most useful in determining the origin & subsequent history of the Columbia Hills.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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RGB image sets have been all over the place on the MER home site the last couple of weeks.<br /><br />They dangled some fantastic incomplete colour sets for both Spirit and Opportunity in front of us, but the complete RGB image sets needed to make a colour image never came through. <br /><br />Here's an pretty interesting image from Opportunity though, taken on Sol 1136<br /><br />This has been scaled down for these forums, the full res version can be seen here.<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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I believe Andrew posted a B&W image of this feature. I've found it quite interesting. As soon as a good RGB set got released i coloured it.<br /><br />As you can see the shadows are quite long. I had to lighten it too. There is a full res, no compressed version on my site.<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Another Opportunity update with RGB sets released in recent days. <br /><br />A collection of four images. As usual i have these on my site in full res, and non compressed jpeg format.<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth<br /><br /><br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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