New Mars Pics From JPL

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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 12:59 am » by Kinninigan


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They also have a few other pics at the website including a "3D" pic you will need 3d glasses for :mrcool:


http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/targetFamily/Mars



The sky still looks white to me... :shock:








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PIA15698: Curiosity's Location During Arm Checkouts


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This scene shows the surroundings of the location where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity arrived on the 29th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 4, 2012). It is a mosaic of images taken by Curiosity's Navigation Camera (Navcam) following the Sol 29 drive of 100 feet (30.5 meters). Tracks from the drive are visible in the image. For scale, Curiosity leaves parallel tracks about 9 feet (2.7 meters) apart.

At this location on Sol 30, Curiosity began a series of activities to test and characterize the rover's robotic arm and the tools on the arm.

The panorama is centered to the north-northeast, with south-southwest at both ends.
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Image Addition Date:
2012-09-06














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PIA15699: Camera on Curiosity's Arm as Seen by Camera on Mast



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The left eye of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image of the camera on the rover's arm, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), during the 30th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 5, 2012). MAHLI is one of the tools on a turret at the end of the rover's robotic arm. When this image was taken, the arm had raised the turret to about the same height as the camera on the mast. The Mastcam's left eye has a 34-millimeter focal length lens.

The image shows that MAHLI has a thin film or coating of Martian dust on it. This dust accumulated during Curiosity's final descent to the Martian surface, as the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft's descent stage (or sky crane) engines were disrupting the surface nearby.

Effects of the dust were seen in the first image taken of Mars by MAHLI, on the day after landing (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA15691). The MAHLI lens is protected from dust accumulation by a transparent dust cover. If the dust cover were clean, the images would appear as clear as if the cover were open.

The reddish circle near the center of the Mastcam Sol 30 image is the window of MAHLI's dust cover, with a diameter a little less than a soda can's diameter. Inside the lens, each of the nine glass lens elements and the front sapphire window are bonded or cemented in place by a red-colored silicone RTV (room temperature vulcanizing) material. This is a space-qualified "glue" that holds the lens elements in place. When the MAHLI is viewed from certain angles, this material gives one the impression that the inside of the lens is red.

The mechanism at the right in this image is Curiosity's dust removal tool, a motorized wire brush.
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NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2012-09-06












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PIA16148: Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 29


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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 29th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 4, 2012).

The route starts where the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft placed the rover, a site subsequently named Bradbury Landing. The line extending toward the right (eastward) from Bradbury Landing is the rover's path. Numbering of the dots along the line indicate the sol numbers of each drive. North is up. The scale bar is 200 meters (656 feet).

By Sol 29, Curiosity had driven at total of 358 feet (109 meters). At the location reached by the Sol 29 drive, the rover began several sols of arm characterization activities. The Glenelg area farther east is the mission's first major science destination, selected as likely to offer a good target for Curiosity's first analysis of powder collected by drilling into a rock.

The image used for the map is from an observation of the landing site by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2012-09-06














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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 1:14 am » by dollar short


:headscratch: I don't see the rest of the fingers :help: where is Gigapan guy?

:alien51: kidding-thanks for the post and update!

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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 1:21 am » by Kinninigan


dollar short wrote::headscratch: I don't see the rest of the fingers :help: where is Gigapan guy?

:alien51: kidding-thanks for the post and update!



the gigipan site is still up :cheers:



http://gigapan.com/gigapans/12366












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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 2:18 am » by Kinninigan


Kinninigan wrote:
dollar short wrote::headscratch: I don't see the rest of the fingers :help: where is Gigapan guy?

:alien51: kidding-thanks for the post and update!



the gigipan site is still up :cheers:



http://gigapan.com/gigapans/12366








wrong gigapan oops that one is from 2008, i was looking at that also :dunno:


here is the right one :flop:



http://gigapan.com/gigapans/113071
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PostSun Nov 11, 2012 8:25 pm » by xgeekone


The photo Kinninigan posted is not the one thats listed underneath the photo, he posted PIA15689: 'Greeley Panorama' from Opportunity's Fifth Martian Winter (False Color)

URL here:
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalo ... r=PIA15689

the actual photo he posted is Photo ID PIA15698

URL here:
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalo ... r=PIA15698

just to make things more confusing for everyone :clapper: :clapper:

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PostMon Nov 12, 2012 1:17 am » by Muchtyman


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