Month: October 2014

Mars Time Notes

Posted on October 19, 2014

Ah, glad I signed up for this whole ‘Mars Clock’ thing. I thought it would be as simple. No. Some links: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/mars24/ Mars24, sorta kinda the source. http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/time/martian_time.html Sol conversion applet and some milestone dates to check that things agree. http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/tc.cgi#top Another converter; Julian dates this time. http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/mars24/help/algorithm.html A conversion method with an example; this […]

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Light reading?

Posted on October 18, 2014

If you want some terrific entertainment, head over to http://marsandme.blogspot.ca. Or, if you’d prefer one of the best bits of documentation on real Mars rovers head here instead: http://marsandme.blogspot.ca (or is that http://marsandme.blogspot.com in the USA?) I’m not joking, that’s the blog of Scott Maxwell, one of the MER Rover Planners, or ‘Rover Drivers’. He intentionally delayed it 5 […]

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