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

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abq_farside

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RLB2 - your last two images seem remarkably clear, nice job. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><em><font size="1" color="#000080">Don't let who you are keep you from becoming who you want to be!</font></em></p> </div>
 
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ditto, thanks as always for putting such care into these images! <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 had the exact same thought, the second picture above reminds me of Meteor Crater.
 
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<font color="orange">RLB2 - your last two images seem remarkably clear, nice job.<font color="white"><br /><br />Thanks everyone.<br /><br />I did sharpen all of my images so we can see better detail, over 3000 MER color images and counting. When I first started processing these images if anyone would have told me that I was going to do so many different images including panoramic views I would have thought they were crazy.<br /><br />Thanks Anthmartian for posting here, its good to get different looks at our neighbor world. I also hope others who used to post images here and encourage those who have the technical knowledge to create there own versions to continue to contribute to this visual archive of Mars.<br /><br /><br /></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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wow, wow, wow, and oh, wow! thanks rlb *shaking my head at the stunning clarity* <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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Please rlb2 keep them coming.<br /><br />Anthmartian & yourself should be hired by JPL.<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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Thanks<br /><br />1P231793762EL5M1.5 <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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<font color="orange">Please rlb2 keep them coming. Anthmartian & yourself should be hired by JPL.<font color="white"> <br /><br />Thanks for the accolades....<br /><br />I haven't got an offer from anyone yet and I’m not looking for one - I am semi-retired. <br />I don't know what the situation is for the rest of these folks who have posted color <br />images on this board before is.<br /><br /></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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I always dreamed of standing on Mars, looking across the landscape. I grew up to be a lowly artist, so even if some representative of humankind gets to stand there within my lifetime, the chances of it being me are entirely negligible <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />But these pics, of all the pics of Mars I've seen, really feel like the next best thing. They give one the impression that one "knows what the place looks like" from a human perspective.<br /><br />I've thoroughly enjoyed looking thru this thread. Many thanks from this humble nobody for letting me almost feel I'm standing on the red planet <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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rlb2 & Anthmartian have really mastered this.<br /><br />This is one of the best threads on these boards IMO.<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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<font color="yellow">This is one of the best threads on these boards IMO. </font><br /><br />Couldn't agree more. Although I must admit I'm always a little disappointed when there are new posts on this thread, but they aren't new pictures from rlb2. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br />
 
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Thanks Andrew, and everybody else who has posted regarding the images. <br /><br />I know rbl2 has done thousands of these images, i have only done a few. He is a real trail blazer.<br /><br />If rbl2 is anything like me he does these pictures out of a sense of exploration, and enjoyment, and of course if others get enjoyment or are interested in them it is a great bonus too.<br /><br />It remains a thrill for me to see Mars come alive in colour, seeing a new image, you cannot help but feel you are among the first to see these landscapes, or parts of Mars, and that is a real buzz too.<br /><br />I cannot thank NASA/JPL enough for these wonderful raw images. Their policy regarding data release is second to none. The fact that we here can have access to all we need to produce these images, or arrive at conclusions about Martian features, or history is a tribute to that policy.<br /><br />Well done all involved!<br /><br />I felt this would be a nice image to post. One version appears above already. It is a 50/50 blending of my colour Mars RGB set, and rbl2's aswell. So, the information seen in this picture is a joint effort! ( i hope that is ok rbl2? )<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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<font color="yellow">I'm always a little disappointed when there are new posts on this thread, but they aren't new pictures from rlb2. </font><br /><br />That's why I try to only post an occasional 'thank you', and if so only if I'm within a few minutes of new pics being posted <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <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 everyone<br /><br /><font color="orange">jaxtraw - But these pics, of all the pics of Mars I've seen, really feel like the next <br />best thing. They give one the impression that one "knows what the place looks <br />like" from a human perspective.<font color="white"><br /><br />I used the original rover image on Earth taken outside in the sun then I adjusted <br />my color scheme to matched the rover parts imaged on Mars for most all my images <br />and processed them in the same way - I ended up with more earth tones in the <br />Martian images than I expected which was a pleasant surprise.<br /><br /><font color="orange"> Anthmartian - If rbl2 is anything like me he does these pictures out of a sense of exploration.<font color="white"><br /><br />Same here, I got addicted to it from the start.<br /><br /><font color="orange">Anthmartian - I cannot thank NASA/JPL enough for these wonderful raw images.<font color="white"><br /><br />Ditto to that, the true unsung heroes here are the people who kept the MER <br />rovers alive all this time and drove them around for the past 4 years without <br />crashing them or sending them over a cliff…<br /><br /><br />2P233602803EL2M1<br /></font></font></font></font></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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One big WOW.<br /><br />Those brushings are unmistakable. Shows how dusty & 'dirty' the martian rocks are.<br /><br />I supposed being sand blasted in a dessicating dry, dusty envirnment, for millions of years,<br />anything would be.<br /><br />Thanks again rlb2.<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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I know you're not supposed to repeat posts, but there's a lot of MER activity here in SS&A, while the threads in M&L have dwindled.<br /><br />So I had to put it in one of these threads.::::<br /><br /><br /><br />Sorry this isn't an image, but had a real flashback last night. <br />In all the excitement that Spirit and Opportunity give us with image after spectacular image, <br />I had forgotten just how close we came to losing Spirit 2 weeks after landing. <br />Remember when it went into the infinite reboot loop? <br />One which they had no idea of how to fix, <br />as it stayed awake all night (dark, no power) draining it's batteries and not sleeping? <br /><br />Well that is this week's Nova, called Welcome to Mars. <br />I've seen other shows on PBS covering the launch, <br />watching Squyers squirm at launch delay with 7 seconds left (Oppy?). <br />But this covers the period from Spirits landing through the first winter. <br />The terror of Spirit flipping out, realizing it could be a design flaw (which it was) <br />and Oppy might have the same problem. (It did but the figured out how to fix it first) <br />The excitement and exhaustion of the first days, <br />when they didn't know how long the rovers would last. <br />The first RATting. <br />Eagle and Endurance craters. <br />The stunned look on Steve's face when he first saw the view of bedrock from Opportunity's hole in one. <br />The endless 24.6666 hour days. <br /><br />I highly recommend you get a chance to watch a replay. <br />You can probably get the schedule of you local PBS station at PBS.org. <br /><br /><br />Anyway folks, if you're MER junkies (or even a space exploration one) don't miss this show!! <br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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<font color="orange">Those brushings are unmistakable. Shows how dusty & 'dirty' the martian rocks are.<font color="white"><br /><br />I'm curious to what the whitish material in the dusted area is made out of - solidified salts??? Where is JonClarke at these days???<br /><br />_________________________________________________<br /><br />Here are two cropped images from the same processed full resolution image, <br />424 Kb - I reduced the resolution (low) to fit on this board for this size of image. <br />Note all the high resolution images I processed so far are kept close to my chest<br />hairs and I haven't released them except for the ones at a show and tell Mars Society <br />Conference in 2005.<br /><br />Top 2P233691788EL2M1.5<br /></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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