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Sol 3 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Navcam Panorama

Astrogeology News: 8 August 2012

Another good day on Mars: MSL's remote sensing mast was successfully deployed, and a Navcam panorama acquired. Not all of the images have been sent to Earth yet, but those that have been…

Sol 335 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Limited Visibilty

Astrogeology News: 15 July 2013

The first few drives toward Mt. Sharp have been limited in length because some of the mobility software has not yet been checked out on the B computer. There are separate Hazcam and Navcam stereo…

Sol 397 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Blind Observations

Astrogeology News: 17 September 2013

MSL planning is restricted again this week, so Sol 397 was planned without knowing the position of the rover after the Sol 396 drive. Fortunately, there were a number of blind observations that…

Sol 39 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Driving Again

Astrogeology News: 15 September 2012

The drive went as planned, and left MSL next to a nice outcrop During the drive the DAN instrument monitored neutrons coming up from the subsurface and noticed significant variations along the…

Sol 49 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: 42 Meters!

Astrogeology News: 24 September 2012

Today I served as the leader of the Geology Science Theme Group, which was fun because I had never done it before. The Sol 48 drive set a new record for MSL: 42 meters! We also heard the good news…