View Full Version : Regulus or regolith?

2005-Jun-19, 04:56 AM
OK. In the 6/17/05 flight director's update (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/mer/flightdir.cfm), Reaching for Regulus, does he say, 50 seconds in, Opportunity is "in position for measuring the regolith in this location near a sand dune" or "measuring the regulus"? The title and closed-caption (QuickTime version) indicate "regulus".

I am amused at the image of Opportuity examing the star Regulus on Mars.

Or... maybe they just let slip that Opportunity ran over the Prince of Mars. This could mean war -- of the worlds!

2005-Jun-20, 06:50 PM
Maybe, they are so confident about Oppys performance, they think they can reach Regulus? :o