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NASA's Mars Curiosity Checks Out It's Surroundings
08.10.12
 
NASA’s Mars Curiosity is healthy as it continues to familiarize itself with its new home in Gale Crater and check out its systems. The rover continues to transmit images from its onboard cameras, while NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has also returned spectacular images of Curiosity's landing and its new site, depicting the rover, parachute, backshell, heat shield and descent stage on the surface of Mars.
 

John Grotzinger
Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist
California Institute of Technology
TRT:00:28
 

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 John Grotzinger, MSL Project Scientist

TRT:00:28 “WITH CURIOSITY, WE LAND IN SOMETHING THAT LOOKS MARS-LIKE AND EARTH-LIKE WITH THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND DEEPLY DISSECTED MOUNTAIN RANGES AND LOOKS LIKE THE MOJAVE DESERT, SO COOL AND MAKES YOU FEEL AT HOME. WITHOUT THE GEOLOGYLesson, THE GREAT EXPERIENCE IS WE'RE LOOKING AT PLACE THAT FEELS REALLY COMFORTABLE. .”


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