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Mapper Tip: ArcMap 10.x Snap to Sketch

Pgm News: 25 February 2013

Mapper Tip: Have you ever needed to snap to a line that you are currently editing (e.g. crater rim or closed basin)? At version 10, ArcMap introduced "snap to sketch" to allow this capability. see:…

Sol 778 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Lauren Edgar: MAHLI recovery

Astrogeology News: 13 October 2014

Over the weekend, Curiosity was supposed to perform a number of MAHLI activities to image the drill hole and the target Morrison, along with APXS on Morrison, but unfortunately an arm fault occurred…

Sol 678 - 679 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ryan Anderson: In the Dunes

Astrogeology News: 4 July 2014

The sol 678 drive was successful! We traversed 66.5 meters, ending our drive right were we expected near some picturesque wind-blown ripples. Looking at these ripples in orbital HiRISE images, you…

Sol 799-800 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Walkabout Completed

Astrogeology News: 3 November 2014

The initial reconnaissance of the Pahrump Hills outcrop is complete, and the 53-meter Sol 797 drive successfully placed the rover near the ripples of interest.  So the Sol 799 plan includes…

Sol 801-802 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Investigating the Scuff

Astrogeology News: 5 November 2014

The short drive and wheel scuffing activities planned for Sol 799 all completed as planned, leaving the rover in position for detailed examination of the scuff.  Planning is still…