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    Martian organics, great name for a band...

    awesome photos!!!
    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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    This one is from space, showing the impact scars where the tungsten ballast blocks and the broken-apart cruise stage hit Mars. The grey scale is from our camera on MRO, called CTX. The color swaths are from U of AZ's camera on MRO, called Hirise.:
    open in new tab and click to zoom Note: image is 50MB:

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    The tungsten blocks are blue?
    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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    the color from hirise is not exactly what you would see in person, but covers specific wavelengths. I think it is more blue than what you would see. But the blue-ish material is the ejecta from the newly formed craters:

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    ejecta? So Mars is blue under the surface? :scratchinghead:
    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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    Curiosity track lulz



    Well played

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    Stoked we took the photos that are this weeks cover of Science!
    COVER: NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, at its Rocknest sample-collection site, Gale crater, Mars, on 31 October 2012. This is a mosaic of 59 images acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager, a camera mounted at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm (both partly not visible during imaging and cropped out during processing). Four scoop troughs are shown; a fifth was created after the mosaic was obtained. The width of each rover wheel is 40 cm. See page 1475. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

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    Cool video that we took last month:

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    oooh that's cool
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    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Part of the MHLI ( arm camera) calibration target, taken yesterday from ~2 cm away:

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    saw this on FB today. Supposedly of Earth from 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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    That's badass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye 1on View Post
    saw this on FB today. Supposedly of Earth from Mars...
    Yep, in the zoomed in version you can get a couple pixels that are the Moon:


    Back in 2003 we took a cool picture of Earth Moon and Jupiter with the camera on the MGS spacecraft in orbit at Mars:



    http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2003/05/22/


    In other recent news our pictures got a second cover of Science:


    And the rover drivers got the rover over this dune:

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    406, been following this thread from the start.
    Just to chime in and voice out : thanks for providing awesome stoke. And your bosses should give you a sixpack of chateau lafite for your awesome social skills to take the time to put this stuff out. Way too often
    things (usually not like this awesome) gets buried in the institutions archives.
    You are one blessed mang to be part of this kind of stuff.

    Respect..and thanks!

    The floggings will continue until morale improves.

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    ^^^Thanks!


    Looking back at the rover tracks after driving over the ~3 ft tall dune about a month ago:

    Might be one of my favorite mosaics.

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    WOW.. Just found this thread... Fascinating to say the least. Thanks for the pics and education. Congrats on the cover photo etc. Looking forwards...

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    FKNA!!!!
    that landscape reminds me of Death Valley...

    'the rover drivers'...what a fun job, i think? What's the time delay between when they give a 'command' and the rover responds?
    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 wonder they haven't found any intelligent life.

    Fuckin thing landed in Nevada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tye 1on View Post
    'the rover drivers'...what a fun job, i think? What's the time delay between when they give a 'command' and the rover responds?
    Yeah, they are near the top of the pecking order. Although I think their job would be rather stressful. They also get to move the arm around. The time delay varies, but fastest is: plan commands during Earth day and uplink a Mars days worth of commands at the end of shift, everything runs over night on Earth(day on Mars), downlink showing confirmation of commands would be available next Earth morning.

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    Every time i look at these pics, it blows my mind that we're looking at another planet.

    Thanks for continuing to update the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    Yeah, they are near the top of the pecking order. Although I think their job would be rather stressful. They also get to move the arm around. The time delay varies, but fastest is: plan commands during Earth day and uplink a Mars days worth of commands at the end of shift, everything runs over night on Earth(day on Mars), downlink showing confirmation of commands would be available next Earth morning.
    takes a whole different kind of smart to keep track...I damn near have to get out a calculator to figure out what time it is in Europe, you guys can go all planetary in your heads...
    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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    So 406 what do you make of this?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ed-planet.html

    To rephrase my question, what is the actual physical/scientific explanation in terms of what the source of the anomaly is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane Meyer View Post
    So 406 what do you make of this?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ed-planet.html

    To rephrase my question, what is the actual physical/scientific explanation in terms of what the source of the anomaly is?
    JPL put out a press release about it:
    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-108

    We see cosmic ray hits in the images often.

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    Heh I thought of this thread when I Ann article about the image.

    Very cool to be involved in a project like this, Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    JPL put out a press release about it:
    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-108

    We see cosmic ray hits in the images often.
    Is that due to the lack of atmosphere? Or some other cause?

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