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

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That looks bad.<br />Hope the kids survive <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" /> <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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It looks like at least one of the kids appears to be doing alright, but there <br />still ain't out of the woods (dust storm danger) yet.<br /><br /><font color="orange"><br />The biggest storm has weakened near the opportunity rover and thickened near <br />Spirit's location. Both rovers are gathering enough solar energy to survive <br />and observe their surroundings, lead rover scientist Steven Squyres of Cornell <br />University said yesterday.<br /><br />http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070710_st_mars_storms.html</font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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That does look bad.<br /><br />It does seem as though the worst is over, for our kids.<br /><br />As usual great images. That one above does capture the dusty storm very well.<br /><br />Thank you 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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Thanks rlb2.<br /><br />You last image looks almost overcast, with the very diffuse lighting.<br /><br />Not what we are used to on Mars.<br /><br />Thanks again.<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">Move the rovers <font color="white">to remove some of the dust on the solar panels, the <br />vibration from moving over small rocks will help out quite a bit. They don’t <br />have to move them very far. I know there power supply is low but to sit <br />there and die an agonizing slow death so they can wait this out to save <br />energy may be what dooms it . The dust would settle more easier <br />on the solar panels if there are sitting there like a rock and not causing <br />vibrations from moving over the landscape. <br /><br /><font color="orange">Rover engineers are growing increasingly concerned about the <br />temperature of vital electronics on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity <br />while the rover stays nearly inactive due to a series of dust storms that has <br />lasted for more than a month. <br /><br />Dust in the atmosphere and dust settling onto Opportunity's solar panels <br />challenges the ability of the solar panels to convert sunlight into enough <br />electricity to supply the rover's needs. The most recent communication <br />from Opportunity, received Monday, July 30, indicates that sunlight over <br />the rover's Meridiani Planum location remains only slightly less obscured than <br />during the dustiest days Opportunity survived in mid-July. With dust now <br />accumulating on the solar panels, the rover is producing barely as much<br /> energy as it is using in a very-low-power regimen it has been following since July 18. <br /><br />http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=24922<br /></font></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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T this point, I suspect moving would drive the batteries below the low voltage cutoff.<br /><br />So darned if you do, and darned if you don't.<br /><br />If the sky clarity doesn't improve soon, then it's a moot point. <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">If the sky clarity doesn't improve soon, then it's a moot point.<font color="white"><br /><br />It appears to be cleared now, since the image part of this board is broken here are some some up to date full resolution images, some larger than 800 kb.<br /><br />You can find over 45 up to date images at my new Domain web site Shine Innovations - green energy + aerospace will carry over Arrow Space Innovations domain from other service provider. I have a lot more space at new site that I can download over 1000 full color resolution images once it is all up and running. <br /><br />http://shineinnovations.com/new_page_8.htm</font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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That is one of the most astounding things I have ever seen in my life.<br /><br />Incredible detail, and a clear demostration of how the sun angle affects things on Mars, just as it does on earth. Wow!!!!<br /><br />It is simply amazing. <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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I like this one too <img src="/images/icons/cool.gif" /> that's a planet that had water and was volcanically active not too long ago.<br /><br />Thinking of the rovers, I wonder if they're considering the possiblity that some landforms get regular "dust-cleaning" events. This could make an old crater look young, eh? Ahh, to look young again! *sigh* <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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These images are ABSOLUTELY fantastic. Really gets the juices flowing for new and exciting finds in our own universe. I hope I'm alive to see Humans on Mars!<br /><br />Is there any other good places where more of these pictures and research are found? I can't get enough and have viewed these images about a bajillion times. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><br /><img id="06322a8d-f18d-4ab1-8ea7-150275a4cb53" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/6/14/06322a8d-f18d-4ab1-8ea7-150275a4cb53.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" /></p> </div>
 
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if we can see the spirit like this that means the storm is over<br /><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr /><p>Spirit rover spotted from above<br />Nov.27.2007<br /><br />The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spots spirit, visible in the yellow circle. Spirit is spending the Martian winter on the north edge of Home Plate to conserve power supply.<br />Source: NASA<br />http://www.racetomars.ca/mars/photoLoader.jsp?ID=2044<br /><p><hr /></p></p></blockquote><br /><br />vanDivX <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Hi vanDivX,<br /><br />Yes, the storm has been over for some time now, but only more recently has the 'air' cleared.<br /><br />Average TAU (air opacicity), has dropped to an average of 0.60, so yes that is pretty clear.<br /><br />TAU. 0= 100% clear. 5= totally opaque. So 0.60, is pretty clear. <br /><br />At the worst of the storm, a massive 4.7 was recorded, hence the danger, of the <br />MERs dying through lack of sunlight. Fortunately, those conditions did not persist long enough, <br />but it came very close.<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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good to hear, now where is opportunity these days, I suppose it also stopped for winter? nope it seems to be going because it is on the other side of Mars<br /><br />http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn12884-mars-rover-spirit-to-head-north-for-the-winter.html<br /><br />this is good update article and also showing photo with drawn path of spirit before coming to final rest on that color photo I linked to in last post, if that is so that means they found the place faster than planned, they talk here about getting to final place by Jan 2008 but they may still be moving further to get more tilt of those solar power pannels to catch more sunlight<br /><br />http://space.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn12884/dn12884-1_800.jpg<br />this must be those three layers they talk about in the article the second layer of which the opportunity is exploring right now<br />I must have missed it when this was talked about in past here on forum but why are there layers at all? what does their existence tell us of past happenings on Mars? there's got to be some theory on that one or maybe it is quite clear without theorizing even?<br /><br />vanDivX <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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I ran across this post #417 by Tesheiner on UMSF's thread about Oppy's descent into Victoria. Click on the image. Wonderful work there. <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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<p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:Verdana">I thought I would rejuvenate this thread since </span><span style="font-family:Verdana">Opportunity</span><span style="font-family:Verdana"> is down&nbsp;in </span><span style="font-family:Verdana">Victoria</span><span style="font-family:Verdana"> crater,&nbsp; seems to have found&nbsp;a low&nbsp;fissure?? May be too dangerous for the rover to check out&nbsp;-&nbsp;shadow area. </span></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><span style="font-family:Verdana"><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal"><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/13/14/5d1502df-71a4-47a5-9ee1-ee0e627ce4e9.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/1/1af47d8e-2360-483e-81dd-2245aca7cbd8.Medium.jpg" alt="" /></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal">For full size pan-image see: http://shineinn.ipower.com//1P267656268EL5M1.jpg<br /><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/4/13/648a373f-0bf2-4c40-ad70-ac9be9149258.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/2/14/d2d7ba83-d80f-4956-ae9f-6fc8eab486d4.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/15/5/6fd2ebef-8e1e-4e36-a5b1-895fd72d2890.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/11/4/6b6669b6-3ab2-43aa-9487-3a34d4f0a1d1.Medium.jpg" alt="" /></p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal">Here is a link to the missing images from the transfer over from the old message board.</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-left:0in;margin-right:0in" class="MsoNormal">http://uplink.space.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=sciastro&Number=640056&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&fpart=all</p></span> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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<span style="font-family:Verdana">Here is an image&nbsp;I thought was strange at first so I went back and did an animation. Note I thought it was strange because of the coloration difference when I combine the filter means there is some kind of movement, in this case it wasn't a worm but dust. Most probable cause is the rover, however they seem to be interested in this because they imaged it for what appears to be 3 sols. <span style="font-family:Verdana">Judging from the true color image I made of the area&nbsp;it appears to be yellowish dust, sulfur???</span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana"> <p><span style="font-family:Verdana">My question is a little off the wall but that never stopped me from asking before. That&rsquo;s how I found the sublimation 2 days before those fine folks at U of A, who don&rsquo;t like to cite people for their work. Can this be due to some out-gassing from the cracks in the rocks???</span> See video at link below.</p></span><p><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/7/6/37eb7ad4-6bf4-42a1-96d7-1d415b4b825f.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="265" height="202" /><img style="width:276px;height:204px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/9/3/a9a4dca9-d262-4f7f-935a-c3d867433936.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="253" height="230" /></p><font color="#ff6600"><span style="font-size:5pt;color:#ff6600;font-family:Verdana"><font color="#ff6600"><span style="color:#ff6600;font-family:Verdana">Movie I made that you got to see at YouTube about the sunlight moving through the dust.</span><span style="font-family:Verdana"> Note the video is not a true color image because it was one frame at a time that was colorized.</span></font></span></font> <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbu1OT_klSI</p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Verdana">Here are a few of the many new raw images that came out today that I combined to make a color image.<br /><br /><br /><br />http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Forums/#<img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/8/5/f8feb855-6230-4aaf-a53f-c24f1b0709fa.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="202" height="268" /><img style="width:210px;height:270px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/10/7/1a43e84c-2594-4852-b711-8d14c5c79fb0.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="166" height="266" /><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Verdana"><img style="width:239px;height:272px" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/14/5/ced31301-d464-412d-8552-78f4643b5b18.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="258" height="271" /></span><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/5/10/b547c923-841a-410c-8a06-d67f22dd6f61.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="211" height="279" /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/7/4/d707cf24-32bf-40c2-b4b2-0265a26d91c6.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="215" height="279" /><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/1/1/21535777-32fa-48b9-a1a7-e22b8f827dd6.Medium.jpg" alt="" width="193" height="278" /><br /><br /></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Here is an image&nbsp;I thought was strange at first so I went back and did an animation. Note I thought it was strange because of the coloration difference when I combine the filter means there is some kind of movement, in this case it wasn't a worm but dust. Most probable cause is the rover, however they seem to be interested in this because they imaged it for what appears to be 3 sols. Judging from the true color image I made of the area&nbsp;it appears to be yellowish dust, sulfur??? My question is a little off the wall but that never stopped me from asking before. That&rsquo;s how I found the sublimation 2 days before those fine folks at U of A, who don&rsquo;t like to cite people for their work. Can this be due to some out-gassing from the cracks in the rocks??? See video at link below.Movie I made that you got to see at YouTube about the sunlight moving through the dust. Note the video is not a true color image because it was one frame at a time that was colorized. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbu1OT_klSIHere are a few of the many new raw images that came out today that I combined to make a color image.&nbsp; <br />Posted by rlb2</DIV><br /><br />I'm glad you reinvigorated this thread again.&nbsp; The images, to this day, still floor me.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><br /><img id="06322a8d-f18d-4ab1-8ea7-150275a4cb53" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/6/14/06322a8d-f18d-4ab1-8ea7-150275a4cb53.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" /></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I'm glad you reinvigorated this thread again.&nbsp; The images, to this day, still floor me.&nbsp; <br />Posted by bearack</DIV></p><p><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="font-family:Verdana">It does me too that&rsquo;s why when I am done processing them I want to show them to everyone. Spirit and </span><span style="font-family:Verdana">Opportunity</span><span style="font-family:Verdana"> has been a great success story.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="font-family:Verdana">I hope to have some of the images I've done over the last 4 1/2 years posted at my website soon. http://www.shineinnovations.com I have over 3,000 it may take a while but I hope to have at least 1,500 of them posted.</span></span></span> </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>It does me too that&rsquo;s why when I am done processing them I want to show them to everyone. Spirit and Opportunity has been a great success story.&nbsp;&nbsp;I hope to have some of the images I've done over the last 4 1/2 years posted at my website soon. http://www.shineinnovations.com I have over 3,000 it may take a while but I hope to have at least 1,500 of them posted. &nbsp; <br />Posted by rlb2</DIV><br /><br />Well Ron, you do fabulous work and have made the Oppie and Spirit experience much more exhilarating with the wonderful images you have posted.&nbsp; Keep up the good work!</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><br /><img id="06322a8d-f18d-4ab1-8ea7-150275a4cb53" src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/6/14/06322a8d-f18d-4ab1-8ea7-150275a4cb53.Large.jpg" alt="blog post photo" /></p> </div>
 
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<p><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="font-family:Verdana"><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Well Ron, you do fabulous work and have made the Oppie and Spirit experience much more exhilarating with the wonderful images you have posted.&nbsp; Keep up the good work!&nbsp; <br />Posted by bearack</DIV></span></span></p><span style="font-family:Verdana"><span style="font-family:Verdana">Thanks bearack, you and others here have kept my passion going. Of course the rovers keep going, going, going and going keeping me and others who have the software and the desire to do this&nbsp;busy with every turn of their wheels. </span></span><span style="font-family:Verdana"><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p></span> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> Ron Bennett </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font size="1" color="#ff0000">Here is a new one from Spirit&nbsp; <br />Posted by rlb2</font></DIV></p><p><strong><font size="2">Thank you very much Ron, great image as always. </font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Please keep them coming. That is the best image I have seen yet of the north slope of HomePlate. Thank you very much for doing it. I will download the image later when I'm at home.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Shows the layering of the individual flows of lava very well.</font></strong></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.</strong></font></p> <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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