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Curiosity Media Teleconference
11.15.12
 

Participants:

Ashwin Vasavada, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.; Deputy Project Scientist for Mars Science Laboratory

Manuel de la Torre Juarez, JPL; Investigation Scientist and Co-Investigator for Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on Curiosity

Claire Newman, Ashima Research, Pasadena; Collaborator for REMS on Curiosity

Don Hassler, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colo.; Principal Investigator for Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) in Curiosity


Vasavada - 1

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used a mechanism on its robotic arm to dig up five scoopfuls of material from a patch of dusty sand called 'Rocknest,' producing the five bite-mark pits visible in this image from the rover's left Navigation Camera (Navcam). › Full image and caption


Delatorrejuarez - 1

Twenty-one times during the first 12 weeks that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity worked on Mars, the rover's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) detected brief dips in air pressure that could be caused by a passing whirlwind. › Full image and caption


Newman - 1

This graphic shows the pattern of winds predicted to be swirling around and inside Gale Crater, which is where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars. › Full image and caption

Newman - 2

This graph shows the atmospheric pressure at the surface of Mars, as measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station on NASA's Curiosity rover. › Full image and caption

Newman - 3

This diagram illustrates Mars' 'thermal tides,' a weather phenomenon responsible for large, daily variations in pressure at the Martian surface. › Full image and caption


Hassler - 1

This graphic shows the daily variations in Martian radiation and atmospheric pressure as measured by NASA's Curiosity rover. › Full image and caption

Hassler - 2

This graphic shows the variation of radiation dose measured by the Radiation Assessment Detector on NASA's Curiosity rover over about 50 sols, or Martian days, on Mars. › Full image and caption




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