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  Yogi Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yogi Rock is a rock on Mars that was discovered during the Mars Pathfinder mission in 1997, and named by Geoffrey A. Landis.
The rocks found on the mission were named after famous icons and figures, and Yogi Rock was thought to resemble the head of a bear looking away from the spacecraft.
Yogi was also the first large rock reached by the Sojourner rover and was analyzed by an X-ray spectrometer to determine its composition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yogi_Rock   (219 words)

 Talk:Yogi Rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Yogi Bear article notes that " In the initial photos the rock had the appearance of a little bear facing away" - I found that thinking about it this way, as a generic bear, made it much more apparent.
Um, no. There is no dispute as to which rock is Yogi, the dispute is to why the hell it looks like it.
You might be amused to note that we don't just have an article on Yogi Rock - we've also ones on the Genesis Rock (from the Moon), ALH84001 (from Mars), and Heat Shield Rock (still on Mars).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Yogi_Rock   (698 words)

 Yogi Bear biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yogi's name is an obvious nod to the famed baseball star Yogi Berra.
Yogi Bear is well-known for a variety of different catchphrases, including his pet name for picnic baskets ("pic-a-nic baskets") and his favorite self-promotion ("I'm smarter than the average bear!").
Yogi Rock was discovered following the landing of the Mars Pathfinder on the planet in 1997.
yogi-bear.biography.ms   (229 words)

 Pathfinder Images
Yogi, a rock taller than rover Sojourner, is the subject of this image, taken by the deployed Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 3.
Geologists are eager to examine the rocks of the Ares Vallis terrain.
The rock in the center of the image may be a future target for chemical analysis.
www.etsimo.uniovi.es /solar/span/pathindex.htm   (3107 words)

 Yogi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is the controversial founder of the Transcendental Meditation Movement.
Yogi The word Yogi can mean either: a practitioner of yoga yogi character, named after Yogi Berra Yogi Rock, a rock on t...
Yogi Berra Stadium Yogi Berra Stadium is a Northeast League.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/yogi.html   (136 words)

 Week 3: Red, White, and Somewhat Blue at the Pathfinder Site
The science team provided two possible interpretations for the sharp contact between the "red" and "blue" portions of Yogi: either it is a geologic contact between two layered rock units; or it is the result of preferential wind deposition of bright, red dust on one portion of the rock but not the other.
It is the bluish surfaces on rocks like Yogi that the science team is most interested in—the assumption is that these are dust-free and weathering-free surfaces upon which the alpha proton X ray spectrometer (APXS) could best determine the composition of the rocks.
Unfortunately, in the case of Yogi it appears that the APXS was placed on the dusty, red side (Figure 1); thus the team is working on subtracting the dust spectrum from the APXS results for Yogi that were described earlier in the mission.
www.agu.org /sci_soc/pathfinder/eosweek3.html   (984 words)

 Mars Pathfinder
"Yogi" is a meter-size rock about 5 meters northwest of the Mars Pathfinder lander and was the second rock visited by the Sojourner Rover’s alpha proton X-ray spectrometer (APXS) instrument.
This mosaic of Yogi was produced by combining four "Super Pan" frames taken with the IMP camera.
Shadows were processed separately from the rest of the rock and combined with the rest of the scene to bring out details in the shadow of Yogi that would be too dark to view at the same time as the sunlit surfaces.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov /MPF/mpf/high-res.html   (738 words)

 yogi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yogi Berra, a baseball player, named after a yogi
Yogi Bear, a Hanna-Barbera character, named after Yogi Berra
Yogi Rock, a rock on the planet Mars, named after Yogi Bear.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /yogi.html   (136 words)

 Week 2: Sojourner Smorgasbord at the Hard Rock Cafe, Mars
To accomplish "science" this week, Sojourner was commanded to drive from Yogi rock through the granular patch known as the Cabbage Patch and on to Scooby Doo.
Yogi was the center of attention during the second week on Mars (Figure 1).
Yogi is different from the rock examined during Week 1, Barnacle Bill, which has the chemistry of an andesite.
www.agu.org /sci_soc/pathfinder/eosweek2.html   (715 words)

 ARVAL - Pathfinder Mission Status Reports - 2
The rover had been lodged against the rock since Wednesday evening; it was believed that commands sent Thursday to move the rover were not received by the lander because of an error in the timing of a radio uplink session.
Data received during last night's downlink session indicated that the Sojourner rover is positioned against the rock nicknamed Yogi, with its alpha proton X-ray spectrometer (APXS) instrument in place to study the rock’s elemental composition.
Yogi, low in quartz content, appears to be more primitive than Barnacle Bill, "having not gone through the cooking that Barnacle Bill and other andesites have gone through", said Dr. James Greenwood, University of Tennessee, a member of the mineralogy science team.
www.oarval.org /missionsr2.htm   (2670 words)

 SpaceViews: Mars Pathfinder: Updates July 7-9
Additional analysis of the rock "Barnacle Bill" show it is a single rock and not a composite of several smaller ones, which makes it more likely it is volcanic in origin.
Instead they took high-resolution images of the area around the rock and directed Sojourner early Wednesday to go to a side of the rock that was safer to access.
Update -- July 8 5:30pm EDT (2130 UT): Analysis of the rock "Barnacle Bill" shows that it appears to be an andesite, a type of igneous rock that is somwhat different than basalt, which scientists had expected the rock to be.
www.seds.org /spaceviews/pathfinder/jul789.html   (584 words)

 Mars Photos
This is about the color Yogi and its surroundings would appear to the human eye.
The three classes of rocks on Mars are: large rounded rocks with weathered coatings, small gray angular rocks without a weathered coating, and flat white rocks.
Large rounded rocks are indicated by the red arrows.
www.the-planet-mars.com /mars-photos.html   (293 words)

 APOD: July 11, 1997 - Yogi Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This portrait of Yogi Rock, a now famous boulder on Mars, was recorded on Sol 3 by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP).
Initial attempts to approach the rock and to place
It is speculated that the light colored "moat-like" terrain around Yogi is the result of the evaporation of surface water deposited by ancient floods.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap970711.html   (117 words)

 CNN - Mars scientists settle in for high-science - July 9, 1997
The discovery that the rock known as Barnacle Bill appears to be composed of the same material, rather than an aggregate of several rock fragments.
It took photos of Yogi from its front and rear cameras, took some photos of the lander, then was left overnight with its alpha proton X-ray spectrometer buried in the Martian soil like an electronic aardvark to collect data.
Among the features were a modest arroyo that appeared to contain wind-blown sand, a low hill that proved to be the edge of a crater several miles away and, on the horizon, a faint, conical peak believed to be about 1,900 feet (576 meters) high.
www.cnn.com /TECH/9707/09/mars   (845 words)

 Pathfinder Pictures
This image of the rock researchers have dubbed "Couch," at top center, was taken by the deployed Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sunday, July 6, 1997, and released Monday, July 7.
A rock, dubbed "Barnacle Bill," is seen on the surface of Mars Sunday, July 6, 1997, in this photo released Sunday by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The Mars Pathfinder team planned to roll-up to the rock Sunday to examine it.
The rock is of interest to researchers and may be a future target for the rover Sojourner's studies.
www.sfgate.com /science/pages/1997/marspix.shtml   (858 words)

 SpaceViews: Mars Pathfinder: Updates July 10-12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mission controllers are planning another attempt to move back in and put the rover's spectrometer on Yogi.
Those instructions will be retransmitted today, along with plans to finally get spectral data from the rock using the rover's spectrometer.
Initial results from an experiment studying the magnetic properties of Martian dust particles appear to indicate that all dust may be magnetic, and contain the mineral maghemite.
www.seds.org /spaceviews/pathfinder/jul1012.html   (295 words)

 Mars Pathfinder - Rover Status
The rock in the lower portion of the image was actually disturbed by the rover when it drove up to "Yogi".
The upper edge of the rock is clearly visiable whereas in earlier images the soil flowed evenly over the upper portion of this rock.
Up-close images of rocks and surface features like this are what the scientists have been longing for and can only be acquired by a vehicle which can navigate to sites of interest.
www.andrew.cmu.edu /user/dc88/ops/rover.html   (1031 words)

 BrickVista - YogiCub Rover
This is a composite image taken by Sojourner’s cameras of the bottom portion of the rock affectionately called "Yogi".
The rover was about 0.5 meters away from Yogi when the image was taken.
Numerous features on the rock and the soil are clearly visible.
www.magneticpie.com /LEGO/models/yogiCub/yogiCubHome.html   (291 words)

 'Yogi' Rock Found On Mars Similar To Rocks Underneath 'Yogi' Berra Stadium, Geologist Says
UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. --   "Yogi," the rock that the Sojourner rover investigated on Mars,  is remarkably similar to the rocks underneath recently dedicated "Yogi"  Berra Stadium on the Montclair State University campus, a university geologist says.
This if very much like the rock that underlies the University campus and can be found in the former quarry where Yogi Berra baseball stadium is being constructed.
Pope noted that both the 'Yogi' rock on Mars and the rocks underlying MSU's baseball stadium "come from volcanic flows that resemble those from Hawaii or Iceland.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/1997/08/970813214200.htm   (864 words)

 CNN - Rover backs away from Yogi, faces serious test - July 12, 1997
PASADENA, California (CNN) -- After days of being stuck on a rock named Yogi, the Mars Pathfinder rover rolled away from the Martian boulder Saturday and prepared to study its chemical composition.
The six-wheeled Sojourner was expected to begin "sniffing" the rock's chemical composition with its alpha proton X-ray spectrometer, barring further computer malfunctions.
The delays began two days ago when Sojourner moved too close to Yogi and one of its wheels got stuck on the side of the rock.
www.cnn.com /TECH/9707/12/mars.update   (713 words)

 Pictures of Mars
This picture is a combination of several photographs taken using several different filters.
Picture by Mars Pathfinder of three classes of rock on Mars.
A false color picture of the Rock Garden by the Imager For Mars Pathfinder.
www.the-planet-mars.com /mars-surface-pictures.html   (293 words)

 Yogi: 20/20 Hindsight
Glasgow's power pop quartet Yogi consists of vocalists/guitarists Donald McDonald, Robbie Sinclair, and Mark Fleming, and drummer Iain McDougall.
McDonald, Sinclair, and McDougall formed the band in 1997 and earned a strong following thanks to their extensive touring, which saw them perform at 1998's North by Northwest Festival, as well as in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Stockholm, and Cannes.
Yogi added Fleming to the lineup in time for their tour supporting their debut album, 20/20 Hindsight, which was released in 2000.
www.djangomusic.com /item_music.asp?id=R+++491103   (109 words)

 Sojourner escapes Rusty and makes it to Yogi (rock) unscathed, mars pathfinder photos.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sojourner escapes Rusty and makes it to Yogi (rock) unscathed, mars pathfinder photos.
Jubilant staff members led by Dr. Elizabeth McCoy at Johnson Space Center successfully reprogrammed the Alpha Proton Spectrometer to defend Sojourner from the mysterious rust colored tabby dubbed "Russell R." by JPL scientists.
The Red Planet tabby obviously lost portions of his ears after the encounter with Sojourner as it dashed to the safety of Yogi, renamed "Sagy" in memory of Carl Sagan's favorite turtle.
www.pearyhenson.org /widgetmagic/mars5.htm   (180 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Through the wonders of the Internet, Cohn saw the Pathfinder rover's image of the new rock and immediately set course for Mars, stating "I'll be damned if that little hunk of metal's gonna' be the first to climb that thing!"
Upon arrival on Mars, Cohn hurried to the rock, but not before driving over the little 6-wheeler and crushing it to bits.
Besides, the rock is no match for the new TJ suspension," Cohn stated in a press conference later.
www.rockcrawler.com /features/jeepin/jeep/yogi.html   (153 words)

 APOD: July 16, 1997 - Mars: Yogi And Friends in 3D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Explanation: A ramp from the Pathfinder lander, the Sojourner robot rover, airbags, a couch, Barnacle Bill, and Yogi Rock appear together in this
Barnacle Bill is the rock just left of the solar-paneled Sojourner and Yogi is the big friendly-looking boulder at the right.
The "couch" is the angular rock shape visible on the horizon.
www.star.ucl.ac.uk /~idh/apod/ap970716.html   (193 words)

 Mars Pathfinder Yogi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sojourner ambled over to Yogi after checking out Barnacle Bill, and in the process of getting close to the rock managed to get its rear left wheel snagged.
The shot above is taken looking back along Sojourner's tracks to Yogi - note the precarious balance of the rock Sojourner had a collision with last week!
Below is a recently posted image of Sojourner next to Yogi at that time.
www.abc.net.au /science/slab/mars/yogi.htm   (185 words)

 Earth Has 'Blueberries' Like Mars: Moqui Marbles Formed In Groundwater In Utah's National Parks
'Yogi' Rock Found On Mars Similar To Rocks Underneath 'Yogi' Berra Stadium, Geologist Says (August 13, 1997) -- "Yogi," the rock that the Sojourner rover investigated on Mars,  is remarkably similar to the rocks underneath recently dedicated "Yogi"  Berra Stadium on the Montclair State...
Geologists Suggest Meteorite Caused Unusual Rock Formation (October 6, 1998) -- Bands of "crinkly-looking" rock in and around Arches National Park in Southeastern Utah may be the result of a meteor impact during the Jurassic Period.
The round rocks are found in southern Utah in Zion and Capitol Reef national parks, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Snow Canyon State Park and the Moab area.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2004/06/040617082028.htm   (1436 words)

 Themed Reviews, SPACE: Planets in Our Solar System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A fl and white photo reveals a Mars rock that astronomers have named the Yogi rock because it reminded them of the cartoon character Yogi Bear.
Pluto is the smallest planet and is made of rock and ice.
Pluto is a mixture of ice and rock.
www.childrenslit.com /th_sp1202.html   (12291 words)

 -happy birthday-
It was great to see you play in the encore in Anaheim.
I know it's too late to sign this card (sorry), but I was on holidays and I didn't find any internet cafe, anyway, I hope you have had a wonderful day!
Hope to see you and the band again real soon and hope to hear the songs live again.
yogibirthdaycard.freewebpages.org   (420 words)

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