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Latest Curiosity (MSL) Images

updated 2014-07-25 13:10:23

Latest Opportunity (MER-B) Images

updated 2014-07-25 11:58:28

The USGS MSL Blog is going to continue! This is excellent news.

Also in the excellent news department, I hear that the latest-site problem with the MSL metadata has now been fixed! We still have to wait for the NAIF SPICE MSL metadata to be updated, which happens twice a day; but when it gets updated now, it should include the latest site again. I'm very happy about this.

posted 2014-06-19 14:27:41

As you can probably see, I'm working on reformatting and (I hope) improving the website. It's a work in progress.

posted 2014-05-30 17:35:38

Also new today, I've cleaned up the time format on the Latest Images pages, and added a note on the Curiosity Latest Images Page explaining when camera pointing and position metadata are updated.

posted 2014-05-16 19:30:36

The latest Opportunity Update at JPL notes that right-front wheel currents have improved again after backward driving.

posted 2014-05-09 23:53:46

I made another tweak to the metadata on this end, to fix MSL Mastcam image positions after about Sol 597.

posted 2014-05-06 17:40:46

Opportunity drove about 60m SE (140ยบ) on Sol 3653, and is now at the edge of the Aluminum hydroxide (Al-OH) signature area of interest. Opportunity Sol 3653 images

posted 2014-05-04 19:59:27

There is a May 2 update of Field Notes from Mars: Opportunity is approaching an area of interest with an Aluminum Hydroxide signature seen from orbit. (There appear to be some missing images in the article at the moment, but the oblique drive map is great.) Even if that hadn't been confirmed online, Opportunity's Sol 3650 Pancam images look pretty intriguing.

posted 2014-05-03 19:57:31

Curiosity Sol 603 and 604 updates from USGS: discussion of drilling site, wheel wear.

Sol 603 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Seeking a Drill Site

Sol 604 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Test Results from the Mars Yard

posted 2014-04-18 19:20:43