Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/19 05:03 CDT
Mars Exploration Rover principal investigator Steve Squyres announced on National Public Radio's Science Friday show the next goal for Opportunity, and it's a long, long, long way away: a huge crater about 12 kilometers southeast of its current location, which the team is referring to internally as "Endeavour."
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/18 11:06 CDT
Good news, everyone! The jillions of you who have asked me "are they ever going to record sounds using microphone on Phoenix?" now have at least part of an answer.
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2008/09/17 08:55 CDT
I am sort of breaking my own protocol here by posting about Gale crater before I hear the presentations today, but since we will immediately go into discussion and decision making after it is presented this morning, I figured that it would be good to familiarize you with it now.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/17 04:41 CDT
Welcome to the solar system, Haumea, Hi'iaka, and Namaka
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2008/09/16 09:20 CDT
Miyamoto crater is an ancient crater about 150 km southwest of where the Opportunity rover is right now. The potential landing site has some interesting mineralogy, particularly evidence for phyllosilicate (clay) minerals.
Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2008/09/16 07:20 CDT
We covered a LOT today, so I have decided to split things up. This post will cover the talks in the morning and then I will give each site its own post.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/16 01:27 CDT
MSL landing site meeting: Getting beaten up is good for science
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2008/09/15 11:09 CDT
MSL landing site meeting: Where on Mars to look for ancient life