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Magellan SAR and synthetic stereo mosaics by quadrangle

Pgm News: 9 September 2013

The Magellan SAR and Synthetic Stereo Mosaics were created back in 2002 by Vicki Hansen and Duncan Young at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. These are just visual Jpegs and currently do not have…

Sol 51 update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Back in Flagstaff

Astrogeology News: 27 September 2012

I haven't been following the MSL mission for the last couple days, traveling back to Flagstaff to give a talk about Mars rovers for the Flagstaff Festival of Science today at Lowell Observatory.…

Sol 746 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: NASA Teleconference

Astrogeology News: 10 September 2014

The Sol 744 drive went as planned (32 meters), and another drive is planned for Sol 746.  Because we can't see the terrain immediately beyond the small saddle dubbed "Jubilee Pass," the…

Sol 761 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Software patch

Astrogeology News: 25 September 2014

The Sol 759 drill hole looks good, but there was a problem with one of the rover's gyroscopes that halted the transfer of drill sample to the scoop.  This did not significantly affect Sol…

Sol 771 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Arm recovery

Astrogeology News: 6 October 2014

During the nighttime MAHLI imaging on Sol 768, there was a problem with arm positioning that prevented the subsequent arm activities from completing.  The problem is understood, and the arm is…