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Potential MSL Site: Nili Fossae Trough

Ryan Anderson • September 16, 2008

This morning we hit the ground running and heard about a very interesting site: the Nili Fossae Trough. This site would land in a big canyon formed when a block of crust dropped down.

Potential MSL Site: South Meridiani

Ryan Anderson • September 16, 2008

The south Meridiani landing site is a newcomer to the bunch. It was added earlier this summer as a replacement for the north Meridiani site.

Potential MSL Site: Miyamoto Crater

Ryan Anderson • September 16, 2008

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.

3rd MSL Landing Site Workshop: Engineering and Geobiology

Ryan Anderson • September 16, 2008

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.

MSL landing site meeting: Getting beaten up is good for science

Emily Lakdawalla • September 16, 2008

MSL landing site meeting: Getting beaten up is good for science

MSL landing site meeting: Where on Mars to look for ancient life

Emily Lakdawalla • September 15, 2008

MSL landing site meeting: Where on Mars to look for ancient life

MSL One Year from Launch

Ryan Anderson • September 15, 2008

One year from today, the Mars Science Laboratory will launch. It seems fitting that the workshop during which we choose the final three possible landing sites begins today.

MSL Workshop Eve

Ryan Anderson • September 15, 2008

It's almost time! Tomorrow the third Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site Workshop begins!

MAVEN will be the second Mars Scout mission

Emily Lakdawalla • September 15, 2008

MAVEN will be the second Mars Scout mission

MSL landing site meeting, September 15-17, 2008

Emily Lakdawalla • September 15, 2008

MSL landing site meeting, September 15-17, 2008

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