Sunday, February 28, 2016

Juling and Fluusa craters, an Oblique Mosaic

 
Juling and Fluusa craters, an Oblique Mosaic

LAMO 32 - LAMO 33

Weekly Read & Watch List - Week of Feb 28







Week of February 28, 2016

This section is a curated list of articles, white papers, concepts, events, videos, and data releases. Some listed items may not be current but are nonetheless quite interesting.

Articles & Sites of Interest

Concepts & White Papers

Events & Involvement

Videos

Data


Activities

Spacecraft Updates
  • Feb 28: Juno - 799,917,000 km from Sol, 69,939,000 km to Jupiter @ 26,044-km/h
  • Feb 28: New Horizons - 5,206,153,000 km from Sol, 286,555,000 km from Pluto, 1,281,132,000 km to KBO-JimGreene @ 51,998-km/h
  • Feb 28: Voyager 1 - 20,070,061,000 km from Sol @ 61,233-km/h
  • Feb 28: Voyager 2 - 16,530,316,000 km from Sol @ 55,419-km/h

Blog Entries

Saturday, February 27, 2016

LAMO 35



LAMO image 35 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 35 features an unnamed region east of Guaue crater, in the northern hemisphere. Much of the area is saturated with small impacts. The crater rim to the north appears to be quite old due to its heavily impacted and worn state. However, interestingly, the area appears to return a strong blue signature which would typically suggest a recent impact in the area. Such an impact is not present in this image. The source of the ejected, blue material is likely to be from nearby Guaue crater. As noted on the Photojournal entry, the imaged region is centered at approximately 30.8 degrees north latitude, 95.9 degrees east longitude.

LAMO 35 - PIA20389
Imaging Map (2016-02-26)

Saturday Morning Films - Feb 27

Saturday Morning Films feature approximately one hour worth of old film reel videos, sometimes with a theme, but often without.

This Saturday: 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair


World's Fair Report with Lowell Thomas - 1961

Unisphere: Biggest World on Earth - 1964

To The Fair - 1964

Thursday, February 25, 2016

LAMO 34



LAMO image 34 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 34 shares many features with LAMO 29 and others that are just to the northwest. Ejected material from a crater just out of the imaged region, on the right, appears to be draped over much of the lower portion of the imaged region, giving an overall, smooth appearance to the terrain. The visible crater on the right appears to be rather old, due to the presence of a high number of regionally large interior basin impacts, and the degree of mass-wasting around the rim.

LAMO 34 - PIA20388
Imaging Map (2016-02-25)
LAMO 29 / LAMO 34 comparison

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

LAMO 33 - Reoriented



Here is an orientation corrected version of LAMO 33, as if you were looking obliquely across the surface from an orbiting platform. Fluusa crater is at the left most point.


Orientation Corrected LAMO 32

LAMO 33



LAMO image 33 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 33 is an extreme oblique view, looking over the craters Fluusa at top center and the northern expanse of Meanderi, in the bottom right. The landscape in the imaged region is heavily cratered to the point of saturation, and incredibly varied in altitude. The topographic map shows this region is be a portion of a long section of terrain which is highly varied in elevation, from the far southern hemisphere stretching northward above 40 degrees northern latitudes. Much of the imaged region is quite old. This is correlated with the color map, with exception to a portion of the ejecta blanket from Juling crater, which is located just outside of the imaged region on the left.

LAMO 33 - PIA20387
Imaging map (2016-02-24)

Updated 2016-02-25 - Fixed links to pictures. Sorry folks.

Juling Crater - H39-L32



Juling crater from HAMO 39 to LAMO 32

This is a synthetic animation, created from morphing HAMO image 39 to LAMO 32. This is done by placing a point cloud over each image, designating locations from one image to the other. 



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

LAMO 32 - Reoriented



Here is a orientation corrected version of LAMO 32, as if you were looking obliquely across the surface from an orbiting platform.


Orientation Corrected LAMO 32

LAMO 32



LAMO image 32 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 32 features an oblique view across Juling crater. Juling crater is approximately 20 kilometers in diameter and appears to be a result from a relatively recent impact, evidenced by the very well defined rim and the strong blue tint to the surrounding area.

On one portion of the rim, the terrain appears to be well compacted and stable resulting in a series of exposed, jagged spurs, as the areas around this hardened soil have slumped away. The crater basin appears to be well filled with slumped material from the rim, giving the floor of the crater a rather lumpy appearance. An ejecta blanket also appears to extend from the top edge of the crater in the imaged region, extending upwards, giving the nearby area a smooth appearance in contrast with the areas near the bottom.

All together, this suggest that Juling crater is rather recent impact in a mixed soil area. The strong blue tint could indicate the presence of volatiles which could further explain the softness of much of the surrounding soil, and the rapid slumping that has occured.

As noted in the Photojournal entry, the imaged region is centered at approximately 33.6 degrees south latitude, 168.7 degrees east longitude.

LAMO 32 - PIA20386
Imaging Map (2016-02-23)

Monday, February 22, 2016

LAMO 31



LAMO image 31 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 31 features an unamed crater and region, northwest of Mondamin crate in the southern hemisphere. A smooth ejecta blanket surrounds the crater in upper right portion of the imaged region. This suggests that the impact was relatively recent. A much larger and older crater is near the center of the region. The rim of this crater has been mostly worn away from other impacts over time. A small portion of another possible crater rim sits just to the left of the fresh crater, near entirely wiped away from the more recent impact.

LAMO 31 (PIA20385)
Imaging Map (2016-02-22)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Weekly Read & Watch List - Week of Feb 21







Week of February 21 , 2016

This section is a curated list of articles, white papers, concepts, events, videos, and data releases. Some listed items may not be current but are nonetheless quite interesting.

Articles & Sites of Interest

Concepts & White Papers


Videos
     

Data


Activities

Spacecraft Updates
  • Feb 17: WFIRST entered phase A for design
  • Feb 21: Juno - 798,714,000 km from Sol, 73,173,000 km to Jupiter
  • Feb 21: New Horizons - 5,197,875,000 km from Sol, 278,199,000 km from Pluto, 1,289,488,000 km to KBO-JimGreene
  • Feb 21: Voyager 1 - 20,060,250,000 km from Sol
  • Feb 21: Voyager 2 - 16,521,621,000 km from Sol

Blog Entries

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday Morning Films - Feb 20



Saturday Morning Films feature approximately one hour worth of old film reel videos, sometimes with a theme, but often without.

This Saturday: Atomic energy on the ground and in space. 


Nuclear Propulsion in Space 



First Nuclear Reactor in Space 



The Magic of the Atom



The Nuclear Look 

Friday, February 19, 2016

New Horizons 2015-02-19 release



The New Horizons team released another set of images. They are split into the separate observations. A thumbnail representative of the type of images is at the top of each observation as well. Herobrine has decided to stop providing lists of images in lieu of a great image compounding site that catalogs each release.


O_RING_DEP_LORRI_305B - Ring search, outbound, low-resolution with LORRI
 
2015-11-01 - 19:58:15.770
lor_0308713814_0x633_sci_3.jpg 2015-11-01 - 19:58:15.770, T:'PLUTO', R:131406389.229, E:0.2


LAMO 30



LAMO image 30 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 30 features the northern rim of Fejokoo crater. On the rim is a small amount of bright material, likely uncovered during a mass-wasting event in the past, resulting in the buildup within the crater basin near the center of the imaged region. As noted in the Photojournal entry, the imaged region is centered at approximately 32.1 degrees north latitude, 312.8 degrees east longitude.

LAMO 30 - PIA20384
Imaging Map (2016-02-19)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

LAMO 29



LAMO image 29 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 29 features an unnamed region, southeast of Dantu crater. Ejected material from the far right crater, appears to be draped over much of the imaged region, giving an overall, smooth appearance to the terrain. The top-center crater appears to be much older than the adjacent crater, due to the presence of a high number of regionally large interior basin impacts, and the degree of mass-wasting around the rim. The top-right crater currently has a much better defined rim, and only features the common regionally small impacts within the interior basin. Looking at the color map, the top-right crater also presents a very strong signal in the blue spectrum range, further suggesting the crater is of recent origin and may also have volatile compounds present at the surface today.

LAMO 29 - PIA20383
Imaging Map (2016-02-18)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

LAMO 28



LAMO image 28 has been released to the JPL Photojournal.

LAMO 28 features the southeastern rim of Datan crater. Datan crater overlaps the larger crater, Geshtin. The interior basin of Geshtin crater is situated east of the imaged rim. Cratering density and the overall color of the region suggests both Datan and Geshtin are quite old. A splash of blueish-green seems to be draped over the central portion of the Datan crater basin. This correlates to the smooth areas in the imaged region, coming from the top left, and are likely the result of ejected material from a nearby, much younger crater to the north, not imaged in this capture.

LAMO 28 - PIA20382
Imaging Map (2016-02-17)