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Curiosity Media Teleconference
08.21.12
 

Participants

Michael Watkins - Curiosity mission manager, JPL

Louise Jandura - Sampling system lead engineer, JPL

Ashwin Vasavada - Curiosity deputy project scientist, JPL

Igor Mitrofanov - Principal investigator of DAN

Javier Gomez-Elvira - Principal investigator of REMS


Michael Watkins - 1

Wheel Wiggle in the Gravel on Mars This set of images shows the movement of the rear right wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars.
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Michael Watkins - 2

End Curiosity's Extended Arm, Full-Resolution This full-resolution image from NASA's Curiosity shows the turret of tools at the end of the rover's extended robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012.
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Michael Watkins - 3

Part of Curiosity's Outstretched Arm, Full-Resolution This full-resolution image from NASA's Curiosity shows the elbow joint of the rover's extended robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012.
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Louise Jandura - 1


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Igor Mitrofanov - 1

Location of the two components of the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons instrument This image of NASA's Curiosity rover shows the location of the two components of the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons instrument.
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Igor Mitrofanov - 2

Map of landing site at Gale Crater The heritage for investigations with the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover comes from NASA's Odyssey orbiter.
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Igor Mitrofanov - 3

Curiosity Blasts Ground with Neutrons NASA's Curiosity rover pinged the ground with neutrons for the first time, a process called active neutron sounding, on August 17, 2012.
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Javier Gomez-Elvira - 1

Weather Sensors from Spain on Mars Rover Curiosity Sensors on two finger-like mini-booms extending horizontally from the mast of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will monitor wind speed, wind direction and air temperature.
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Javier Gomez-Elvira - 2

First pressure readings on Mars This graph shows readings for atmospheric pressure at the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover.
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Javier Gomez-Elvira - 3

Graph shows the rise and fall of air and ground temperatures on Mars This graph shows the rise and fall of air and ground temperatures on Mars obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover.
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Javier Gomez-Elvira - 4

Sample Weather Report This screen grab shows a sample -- not actual data -- of the kinds of Mars weather reports we will be getting from NASA's Curiosity rover.
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Ashwin Vasavada - 1

Traces of Landing This mosaic image shows part of the left side of NASA's Curiosity rover and two blast marks from the descent stage's rocket engines.
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Archived telecon visuals
› August 17, 2012
› August 14, 2012

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