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MicroKid
2004-Jul-22, 12:45 AM
Muddy tyre tracks?

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/rear_hazcam/2004-07-21/1R143372726EFF3300P1312R0M1.JPG

MicroKid

Squink
2004-Jul-22, 03:15 AM
We had a long discussion of similar phenomena back in this thread: Martian Mud? (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=10413&highlight=mud)

MicroKid
2004-Jul-22, 03:53 AM
Hi,

Except this is Oppy's tyre which rolled over a rock and went "Squish" into some goo. Apparently (due to no more tracks in the original direction) the rover then when into reverse and got out of there quick smart and took a photo for the folks back home.....

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/navcam/2004-07-21/1N143373948EFF3300P1921R0M1.JPG

MicroKid

JonClarke
2004-Jul-22, 04:02 AM
Just fine dust, which can behave superficially like mud.

Jon

somerandomguy
2004-Jul-22, 08:15 PM
Hi,

Except this is Oppy's tyre which rolled over a rock and went "Squish" into some goo. Apparently (due to no more tracks in the original direction) the rover then when into reverse and got out of there quick smart and took a photo for the folks back home.....

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/navcam/2004-07-21/1N143373948EFF3300P1921R0M1.JPG

MicroKid

Heh. That one on the right looks kinda like a footprint. 8-[

Anla'Shok
2004-Jul-23, 01:07 PM
[quote="somerandomguy
Heh. That one on the right looks kinda like a footprint. 8-[[/quote]

That's from the motor club guy who had to tow the rover out of the mud. I hope it is covered by AAA. 8-[

MicroKid
2004-Jul-25, 02:47 AM
Interesting how Oppy's tyres seem to have picked up soil and deposited in onto the top of rock slabs, even filling in some depressions between rock slabs.

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/navcam/2004-07-21/1N143374271EFF3300P1921L0M1.JPG

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/rear_hazcam/2004-07-21/1R143372726EFF3300P1312L0M1.JPG

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/rear_hazcam/2004-07-21/1R143725653EFF3328P1312R0M1.JPG

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/navcam/2004-07-21/1N143374382EFF3300P1921L0M1.JPG

Local well head (upper left corner)?

http://qt.exploratorium.edu/mars/opportunity/navcam/2004-07-21/1N143373395EFF3300P1921R0M1.JPG

Amazing what find dust can do.................

MicroKid

jt-3d
2004-Jul-25, 12:54 PM
Oh please stop calling it 'Oppy'. Copy and paste this Opportunity ktks.