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Curiosity rolls!

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

23-07-2010 15:56 CDT

Topics: pretty pictures, amateur image processing, spacecraft, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), animation

Enjoy my extremely low-tech animation of Curiosity's first "steps"! Six wheels rolling on Earth -- let's go for six wheels rolling on Mars!

Curiosity rolls for the first time!

NASA / JPL-Caltech / poor quality animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity rolls for the first time!
A quick-and-dirty animation of several screen captures taken from JPL's Ustream webcast of Curiosity's first motion in the clean room.

And here's the rover backing up! Make you own *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* backup noises...

Curiosity rolls backwards!

NASA / JPL-Caltech / low tech gif by Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity rolls backwards!
Curiosity rolls for the second time, moving backwards...
 
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