I need some help finding the photos of this latest slip so we can see if there is a difference between this slip tracks and the other one that ended
up crushing the object that everyone saw. I have always felt that their last slip was a lie because when something slips on soft dirt, it creates a
small pile(s) behind it. Can anyone find these photos? I am at work now and have internet usage reports.
They (NASA) says they have a huge announcement to make today. Bigger than the water thing. Possibly some proof of actual life? Guess we will just
have to wait along with everyone else for the announcement to come.
They said opportunity slipped on the first attempt to drive several yards from its lander.
"On February 9, the wake up song for Opportunity was Slip Sliding Away by Simon and Garfunkel in honor of the experience the prior day when
Opportunity first tried to scoot up the crater slope at Meridiani Planum. "
And coicidentally, one of the tracks goes right over where this object was. That is why I'd like to compare the phots of this slip and the one with
the suspected cover-up.
That was sol 16. The rover was already at the outcrop by then, it had been off the Rover for a couple of days and was already well past the area where
the object was spotted. The object also wasn't crushed, as it later appears under the Egress ramp of the Rover.
They do look different. I noticed that there is much more dirt build up on the latest tracks, which to me, looks like it was really slipping. The
first ones still make me think they may have gotten rid of the crab.
However, I could be wrong and NASA is telling nothing but the truth, huh?
Well naturally they'd look more intense on the attempt to get out of the crater. The first one was a tentative drive up a small distance at the edge
of the crater wall. The last one was a concerted attempt to drive right out.
As far as the first slippage images, they are a long way from where the object was spotted. The tracks actually seem to go either side of where the
object was originally spotted.
You'll also notice it doesn't appear in any of the many hazcam images either in front of the wheels or behind crushed into the dirt.
Suggesting it moved after the panorama images were taken (first couple sol's) and before the Rover left the lander.
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