Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Theseus (1950)

"Incidentally the things we learn for the telephone system have other applications."

Monday, June 6, 2016

Martian drilled hole

After drilling into a sedimentary rock layer in Gale Crater, Curiosity is naturally curious as to what's in the hole. The MAHLI camera is used to get a closeup of the fine, clumpy dust around the perimeter of the hole, with a view into the hole. 

original images:

The diameter of the hole is about 1.6 cm.

Here the dark interior values are stretched to increase the contrast on bits and pieces at the bottom of the hole:

 (stereo pair, cross-view)

 Detail across center of the same images:

 (stereo pair, cross-view)

Another MAHLI photo with artificial light, focused near the bottom of the hole (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/01365/mhli/1365MH0006210000502375R00_DXXX.jpg):