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MSL Media Teleconference
08.14.12
 

New images from the Curiosity rover mission have been released as part of a NASA teleconference that took place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to provide a status update on the mission to Mars’ Gale Crater.

Participants

Michael Watkins
MSL mission manager, JPL

Alfred McEwen
Principal investigator, High Resolution Image Science Experiment (HiRISE) , Univ. of Arizona, Tucson

Ashwin Vasavada
MSL deputy project scientist, JPL

Jim Donaldson
MSL avionics chief engineer, JPL


McEwen -1

Mars This color-enhanced view shows the terrain around the rover's landing site within Gale Crater on Mars. It was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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McEwen -2

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image This color-enhanced view shows NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. It was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Vasavada-1

Oblique view of Gale, and Mount Sharp in the center, is derived from a combination of elevation and imaging data from three Mars orbiters A green dot marks the spot where Curiosity landed within Gale Crater.
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Vasavada-2

hilly wall of Gale Crater This view from Curiosity's Navigation camera shows the hilly wall of Gale Crater. A full-resolution, 360-degree panorama from the Navigation camera is at PIA16026 .

Vasavada-3

NASA's Curiosity rover looks south of the rover's landing site on Mars towards Mount Sharp The buttes and mesas on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp can be seen in the distance, beyond dark dunes, in this white-balanced image from Curiosity's Mast Camera. A larger, color mosaic is at › PIA16051 .
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