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reply to post by Blue Shift
Here's another interesting Wikipedia page, a timeline of the mission, and they now seem to be actually looking for fossils (or signs of them)
Meanwhile ... back at Yellowknife (yep, kinda 'revisited'):
Looks like something remotely 'spokey' on that edge. Could be reflections, though, difficult to tell ... might be worth checking this GigaPan of Yellowknife Bay (Sol 173), which has been completely remade using uncompressed data from the PDS imaging node.
thanks funbox. I believe that image is very close to jeepers gigapan image. If you cut the above image down the middle,my plastic mummy and 2 babies is center of the right half
reply to post by symptomoftheuniverse
lots of odd looking pieces in the center of that picture , have a bonish feel about them
as I look at it from this distance it kinda reminds me of your avatars head. who is that robot btw?
This doesn't look so spokey in this shot:
reply to post by funbox
Reminds me of a fossil one of these.
I think it would be reasonable to hypothesize that the layers are of different densities, and the lower layer could have easily eroded away faster than the top layer from exposure to that incessant gritty wind that blows around the planet.
Certainly, there are ripple shapes to be found on Mars. Some of them ripples in the sand. Some of them actual ripples in the ancient lake/sea bed caused by water. Erosion again, and you're left with little points left by the peaks in the ripples.
Thanks very much Jeep. I don't know how to do a screen grab, although it's probably just as simple as a hitting a couple of buttons. Maybe I'll make it my mission in life to learn (pretty low life mission expectation, maybe my mission for part of today).
wanted to put Jeep's spoke potential from the same gigapan here again, as it is quite interesting and presented very well (by Jeep and by the sun).
Fossils of tiny cupuladriid colonies reveal extinction can lag more than one million years after its cause
A new Smithsonian study that examines 10 million years of the evolution of tiny coral-like organisms called cupuladriid bryzoans has revealed that some species of this organism lingered on earth for more than one million years after the event that ultimately caused their extinction: the rising of the Isthmus of Panama. The extremely long period that elapsed between the rising of the isthmus and the actual disappearance of these animals is causing scientists to reassess the eventual impact modern habitat loss and environmental degradation may have on organisms whose populations have been reduced and are currently under stress.