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Encountering a Surprise

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Encountering a Surprise

Post  easynow on Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:04 am

Mars Opportunity rover photographs a mystery object ...


While preparing to start robotic arm work on the target "Cape Elizabeth" on Sol 3541 (Jan. 8, 2014), Opportunity encountered a slight surprise -- a rock had appeared in the images that had not been there before.

Link - http://mars.nasa.gov/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1585



Link - http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/opportunity.html
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Post  easynow on Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:40 pm

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Post  easynow on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:35 pm

Update on the Doughnut rock mystery ...

Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving 'Doughnut' Riddle
February 14, 2014


http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/673xvariable_height/public/pia17942.jpg?itok=L1hllcby

Researchers have determined the now-infamous Martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January.

Link - http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/mer/mer20140214/index.html#.Uv-yn7TIeKG


Mystery solved ?  sherlock 
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