Curiosity: Sol 608, April 22, 2014

ChemCam’s Remote Micro-Image checks out target Cow Bore.

NASA descrption: This image was taken by ChemCam: Remote Micro-Imager (CHEMCAM_RMI) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 608 (2014-04-22 20:21:54 UTC).

Sol 608 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location map.

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Curiosity: Sol 606, April 20, 2014

Target for contact science and drilling on Sol 609 (April 23); Mastcam 100 image.

NASA description: This image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 606 (2014-04-20 22:13:05 UTC).

Sol 606 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location map.

 

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HiRISE: Aerodynamic

Beautiful Mars series. Aerodynamic. More Beautiful Mars images.

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Opportunity: Sol 3642, April 22, 2014

From Murray Ridge, the rightside Navcam looks west past a small outcrop over the vastness of Meridiani Planum.

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, and a location map. (A shortcut to Sol 3642 Navcam images is here.)

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Curiosity update: “Waiting on post-drive data”

Sols 608-609, April 22-23, 2014: update on Curiosity from U.S. Geological Survey scientist Ken Herkenhoff: “Sol 608 Planning: The drive and other activities planned for last weekend went well, and lots of nice images of the outcrop.…” [More at link]

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THEMIS: Cyane Fossae

Cyane Fossae lava flowsTHEMIS Image of the Day, April 23, 2014. The graben in this VIS image is Cyane Fossae. The lava flows are part of the extensive Tharsis volcanic flows.

More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Follow me

Beautiful Mars series. Follow me! More Beautiful Mars images.

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Curiosity: Sol 607, April 21, 2014

ChemCam’s Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) checks into the soil at the south end of the Kimberley outcrop.

NASA description: This image was taken by ChemCam: Remote Micro-Imager (CHEMCAM_RMI) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 607 (2014-04-21 19:57:14 UTC).

Sol 607 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location map.

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Curiosity: Sol 606 panorama

Panorama (7542×1822 pixels, 3.2 MB) assembled by Damia Bouic from Navcam images taken on Sol 606 (April 20, 2014). The rover was on the south side of Mount Remarkable, the butte at the southern end of the Kimberley outcrop. Part of Mount Sharp is visible in the distance at extreme right. (Thumbnail above cropped slightly.)

Sol 606 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location map.

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Opportunity: Sol 3641, April 21, 2014

Running the ridge, heading south toward Cape Tribulation on the skyline.

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, and a location map. (A shortcut to Sol 3641 Navcam images is here.)

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Mars ‘flying-saucer’ entry, descent, landing test

In June, while beachgoers in Hawaii sit blissfully unaware, a flying saucer will descend over the island of Kauai. This is not a trailer for an alien invasion movie – NASA is gearing up to conduct the first test flight of a disc-shaped spacecraft designed to safely land heavy loads and one day people on the surface of Mars…. [More at link]

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THEMIS: Lava flows

Lava flows near Adams CraterTHEMIS Image of the Day, April 22, 2014. The lava flows in this VIS image are located SE of Adams Crater.

More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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HiRISE: Lonely mound

Beautiful Mars series. Lonely mound on the northern lowlands. More Beautiful Mars images.

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Curiosity update: ‘Windblown soil”

Sols 605-607, April 19-21, 2014: update on Curiosity from U.S. Geological Survey scientist Ken Herkenhoff: “I was scheduled as MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead last Friday, so I stayed an extra day in Pasadena after the MSL team meeting and.…” [More at link]

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Opportunity: Sol 3639, April 19, 2014

Approaching Solander Point summit, with Cape Tribulation just peeking over the top at upper right: the left-side Navcam view.

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, and a location map.

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