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spaceuk
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posted 01-04-2004 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
as a part time geologist I am very interested in the Mars landing site geology

I did a slow scan swf video for myself basewd on this morning's NASA/JPL first panorama.

I have put it on a web page in case anyone interested in viewing it as well. Although not well distinguished in this first pan image, there appears to be a small hollow (crater?) in the near mid image. May have to wait for alter images.

The web page is at :-
http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~spaceuk/spirit/index.html

The shockwave video will start automatically provide dyou have this software


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posted 01-04-2004 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 072069   Click Here to Email 072069     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's cool. Thanks!

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-04-2004 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice, Phill!

In the similar spirit (pun intended!), David Palermo of WorldVR.com just provided us with a QuickTime VR of the panorama:

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-010404a.html

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posted 01-04-2004 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Those close marks (the large, flat indentations just clockwise of the verticle axis mark) seem to be the skid marks from the airbags hitting the dust.

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posted 01-04-2004 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rodina:
Those close marks (the large, flat indentations just clockwise of the verticle axis mark) seem to be the skid marks from the airbags hitting the dust.

During the last press conference last night, Steve Squyres, Principal Investigator for Spirit and Opportunity, commented on those marks, describing them as shallow craters filled with dust that wasn't blown away during the recent wind storms in the area. He seemed to think they were not created by the bouncing but rather natural features. Of course, he also said that it is far too early to reach any conclusions about anything.

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posted 01-04-2004 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Oh yeah, like some fancy "scientist" knows more than me.

Philip
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posted 01-04-2004 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Exciting !!!
Does anyone already found on any website the exact coordinates of the landing place ?
( So I can mark that place on my 16inch diameter Mars globe ! )

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They do not yet know the exact location of the landing -- last night it was joked that a pool had started among the mission managers as to where it would be confirmed. It will be a few days before they know where exactly Spirit resides.

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited January 04, 2004).]

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posted 01-04-2004 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Gusev is at 16 degrees south, 174 degrees east, or so. (Or don't they just count around toward the West?, so it's 186). It's labeled on my own Mars globe.

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