Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Spirit Sol 739


Home plate coming back into view.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Spirit Sol 738 Panorama Updated


Pancam images added.

Spirit Sol 738


Spirit is now on "Mitcheltree Ridge"; see the Jan. 29 Mission Update by Steve Squyres.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Opportunity Sol 717


Opportunity has move forward slightly.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Spirit Sol 735-736 Panorama Updated


The rock that Spirit is looking at over the weekend:



Also some new images added to the last 2 or 3 pans.


Friday, January 27, 2006

Spirit Sol 735 Panorama Updated


A lovely view back toward Husband Hill on Sol 735.

Spirit Sol 735


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Spirit Sol 734


Still creeping toward "Home Plate".

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Spirit Sol 730-732 Panorama Updated


Some false-color added to the "AN00" pan. Also the Sol 732 pan has been updated with more Pancam drive-direction images.

Spirit Sol 732


More progress toward "Home Plate".

Opportunity Sol 707-712 Panorama Updated


New 360-degree Pancam horizon sweep.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

New Opportunity Sol 707 Pan


This mosaic was taken just after Opportunity backed up from her work area on Sol 707.

Spirit Sol 728-730 Panorama Updated


Spirit Pancam L257 false-color, Sol 730.

Spirit Sol 730


More progress toward "Home Plate".

Opportunity Sol 707-709 Panorama Updated


This is the view to the rear of the rover; 110 degree field of view. Erebus Crater is in the background. See also the top view.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Spirit Sol 728-729 Panorama Updated


False-color view back (adjusted "mmb" color).

Spirit Sol 728-729 Panorama Updated


View back showing Spirit's tracks and El Dorado in the distance (left).

Friday, January 20, 2006

Spirit Sol 721-728 Panoramas Updated



Several recent pans have been updated, as some nice images have come down.


Opportunity Sol 707 - Opportunity Moves


Happy to be doing my first new Opportunity pan in over two months! Go, Oppy!

Spirit Sol 728


Significant movement, and some great new scenery, especially this shelf:


Thursday, January 19, 2006

Opportunity Moves!

For the first time in well over two months, Oppy has moved. It's just little move, but it's a good move. After they've checked out the cross-bedding around here, perhaps Opportunity's epic voyage across Meridiani will continue.

Spirit Sol 727


Spirit appears to be moving to higher ground to get around the drifts. "Home Plate" is visible again from this position; here is an anaglyph of the closest view yet. More images at the Flickr photo stream.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Spirit Sol 721-725 Panorama Updated


Wide-angle view facing North-ish, including Navcam and Pancam images.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Spirit Sol 721-724 Panorama Updated


Couple new Pancam false-color frames back toward Husband Hill - probably more to come. Nice view, anyway.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Spirit Sol 721-722 Updated


A few new Pancam images added to the panorama.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Spirit Sol 719-721 Updated


Checking out the Light Stuff

It's confirmed that Spirit will be checking out the bright soil that's been exposed (see speculation below). See the new Jan. 13 Mission Update by Steve Squyres.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Spirit Sol 721 Updated


Sol 721 Navcam pan now complete.

Spirit Sol 721


Spirit moved back somewhat, possibly to check out the bright soil that has been churned up. Either that or she's having problems getting up the hill; we'll see.

Spirit Sol 719-720 Updated


The Spirit Sol 719-720 mmb pan has been updated, including a 360-degree L1 Pancam sweep. (Well, I didn't include the parts that were already covered by Pancam, because they would overlap and look strange.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Spirit Sol 719


Actually was updated last night. Looks like Spirit may be having a challenging time with the drifts around here.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Version 1.4.2

Midnight Mars Browser Version 1.4.2 changes the metadata download method to make it easier for me to post metadata updates. This should result in more frequent, timely metadata updates.

NOTE: This version is required in order to continue receiving metadata updates. New metadata updates won't be downloaded until you update to this version.

Sorry to break the older versions, but it's necessary to make my job easier. Updating to the new version should be easy, and, of course, it's free.

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Spirit Sol 713-714 Updated

Originally uploaded by marscat.
The Sol 713-714 Navcam pan has been updated with this lovely view back towards "El Dorado". There's also an even better wide version of this view on the Flickr site (just click the image to go there).

To make this site more useful, I'm going to try updating this site when I do metadata updates, like this one.

I'm working on a new version of MMB (1.4.2) that will make it easier for me to post metadata updates. I might also put in a feature that will automatically bring up a web browser and show this site when there is an update. So it all ties together, maybe.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Version 1.4.1

Midnight Mars Browser 1.4.1 adds a "Auto Update Minute" setting in the Preferences dialog so that you can control on which minute of the hour auto-updates will start. The default setting is 40 since Exporatorium is now updating at 35 minutes after the hour, apparantly.

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