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Old 08-26-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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The mission of the MSL rover is expected to last at least one Martian year (about 2 Earth years), hopefully much longer. Since the landing was a success, it might be interesting to follow the progress on the ground as it unfolds.

To kick things off, the link below is to a collection of 37 photos on Space.com. The first photo shows part of the right slope of Mt. Sharp. What makes this image interesting is that it also provides a scale bar to give an idea about size. The bar shown represents 2 kilometers, which is about 1.24 miles.

In another photo, it shows the scour marks where Curiosity landed. Curiously, the four scour marks have each been given names: Burnside Scour, Goulburn Scour, Hepburn Scour and Sleepy Dragon Scour. One of them should've been named "Dadburn Scour".

Mars Rover Curiosity Photos (Week 2) | Space.com
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:46 PM
 
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Here's a cool realistic animation showing a fly over of the lower reaches of Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater.






Gale MSL 1080p - YouTube
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Curiosity provides the best panoramic view yet of its surroundings. As always, best viewed in full screen from YouTube at the link below.




Curiosity Rover's 360-degree Mars View | Video - YouTube
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:16 PM
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I think NASA should allow us to control the rover for periods of time like some web-cams let you pan around their cameras. It is after all partly my rover too you know. Maybe not necessarily drive it at first but we could at least swivel the camera around and blast rocks and stuff.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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I think NASA should allow us to control the rover for periods of time like some web-cams let you pan around their cameras. It is after all partly my rover too you know. Maybe not necessarily drive it at first but we could at least swivel the camera around and blast rocks and stuff.
That would be pretty cool. I can't remember off hand, but I think there's something in the works to allow the public, maybe school kids, to be involved. I don't remember if it was about making decisions to examine certain things or what though. The tough part would be deciding who gets the chance as I'm sure there'd be hundreds of millions of people who'd love to have a go with it. I'm already going for a ride on it, so I'm happy with that. My name and my wife's name are included on a chip onboard the rover. NASA gave a public invitation a year or so ago.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:55 AM
 
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A recent photograph from the Curiosity rover has revealed something unexpected.


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Old 08-31-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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An update from JPL. The images from Curiosity are looking much better. Check the clarity of Mt. Sharp.
Vid best viewed from the YouTube link in full screen and HD.





Curiosity Rover Report 8/31/12 - YouTube
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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Curiosity snaps a picture of itself.

Mars rover snaps first profile picture - Cosmic Log#



And another progress report from JPL.



Curiosity Rover Report (Sept. 6, 2012) - YouTube
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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New High-Definition Mars Pictures Released From Curiosity Rover (PHOTOS)
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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The first few images give some very impressive views of the surroundings. It's going to be an interesting ride.
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