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  1. #201
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    pretty cool just finding Neil Armstrong's camera from the moon-
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/s...loset/?hpid=z6
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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    I like these rocks...from our camera on the arm about 5cm above the outcrop at night (with LEDs on):

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    it still blows my mind these pics are coming from another planet

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    no shit. Like what's the shutter delay after you hit the button? Or is it programmed out days/weeks/months ahead?
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksyrium View Post
    it still blows my mind these pics are coming from another planet
    Me too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tye 1on View Post
    Or is it programmed out days/weeks/months ahead?
    A day or few in advance. For example, stuff running now (Friday am) was planned on Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksyrium View Post
    it still blows my mind these pics are coming from another planet
    +100. I've been watching this great series on BBC called "Andrew Marr's History of the World" and it is simply amazing how far we've come as a species from only a few tens of thousands of years ago. Our scientific achievements, especially space exploration, give me hope for humanity, despite our propensity to act like the primitive apes that we descended from and still are in so many ways.
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    Check out two Mastcam mosaics that we’ve released, with pan/zoom capability on the web. I'm excited everything in this area is getting named after Western Montana features.
    http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/deepzoom/PIA19397/
    http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/deepzoom/PIA19398/

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    That's pretty cool. This thread rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    Check out two Mastcam mosaics that we’ve released, with pan/zoom capability on the web. I'm excited everything in this area is getting named after Western Montana features.
    http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/deepzoom/PIA19397/
    http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/deepzoom/PIA19398/
    Nice!

    Few questions if you dont mind?

    You can see dunes quite a bit, what kind of windspeeds do mars get? You have a bit less gravity but is the sand much more fine grained or do stuff get moved around a lot even if the atmoshpere is really thin? Are those dunes caused by the dust storms or by some "prevailing" winds, like you have some regular wind patterns there?

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    Funny, I was trying to find some info on wind speeds near the rover this morning for another reason. There is a wind sensor on the rover, but didn't have much luck finding data. It is operated by Spain and had some damage, so not sure if they get wind info. The rover seems to keep getting dustier, so I would think if the wind was blowing it would get cleaned off at times. Although the dust could be sticking to the rover. I'm planning to look into it more when I get some free time.

    I don't know much about dunes. Don't think we have seen any move(other than slump) from the rover, but some people claim the big ones at the base of mt sharp are moving based on orbiter data.

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    This photo, rocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    I like these rocks...from our camera on the arm about 5cm above the outcrop at night (with LEDs on):
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    The start of the drill hole named Big Sky from this last weekend:
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    New lift tower?

    Where there's water, there's snow!
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    did your cameras help in discovering the water/liquid thing a few days ago?
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye 1on View Post
    did your cameras help in discovering the water/liquid thing a few days ago?
    Not the one a few days ago...but something similar back in 2006
    http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/...ter/index.html


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    Hey 406, stop wasting time drilling holes and drive over to the water. Do you have a snorkel on that thing?
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    Selfie at Big Sky drill site:

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    that damage to the middle wheel new? What's the life span on this sucker? It still under warranty?
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    No big deal, almost time to switch over to snows, anyhow.
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    Nice selfie. How was the picture taken?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mock1 View Post
    Nice selfie. How was the picture taken?
    Lots of pictures with our camera on the arm from many arm positions, then mosaiced together, more details:
    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...science-space/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye 1on View Post
    that damage to the middle wheel new? What's the life span on this sucker?
    It has been damaged for awhile...we haven't been driving as much the last few months.

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    Some more wheel info, detailed look at left middle wheel( a sol is a day on Mars since landing):


    MSL performed a complete five-position survey of all wheels on sol 1046 with the MAHLI camera on the end of the arm. The damage to the wheels has changed only slightly since sol 708.
    NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

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    Wondering how the wheel issues are working out on Mars...
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

    Patterson Hood of the DBT's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye 1on View Post
    Wondering how the wheel issues are working out on Mars...
    Back in March we noticed the first break in a tread "grouser", nothing of note since, still trundling along.
    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/bre...r-wheel-treads

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