[meteorite-list] Curiosity Update: 32 Meters of Open Martian Road

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:38:42 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201209142138.q8ELcg0O011665_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


32 Meters of Open Martian Road
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
September 14, 2012

Sol 38 (Sept. 13, 2012) was destined to be a driving day for NASA's latest edition
to the Martian landscape. Curiosity perambulated over 105 feet (32 meters) of
unpaved Gale Crater during yesterday's drive. The rover's odometer now clocks in
at 466 feet (142 meters) covered since the landing on Aug. 5.

The sol's activities also included pre- and post-drive imaging of the road ahead
by both Mastcam and Hazcam, and science measurements from the DAN and REMS

The Sol 38 Navcam image of the surface in front of the rover can be found at:
(raw image at: http://1.usa.gov/QLCB15 ).

In addition, Curiosity's science instruments performed observations and
measurements, including Mastcam observations of the Martian moon Phobos pass
ing in front of the sun.

Curiosity continues to work in good health. Sol 38, in Mars local mean solar time
at Gale Crater, ended at 8:34 a.m. on Sept. 14, PDT.
Received on Fri 14 Sep 2012 05:38:42 PM PDT

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