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Curiosity's high-res Navcam panorama in striking color

Jason Davis • August 10, 2012 • 4

So far, the only high-resolution surface panorama we've seen from Curiosity is the black and white Navcam image. The Mastcam shot a color panorama, but the only version we have so far was created from the lower-resolution thumbnails.

Curiosity sol 4: EDL updates, rover ready for software upgrade

Jason Davis • August 10, 2012 • 3

A recap of the final Curiosity press conference of the week: lots of updates from the entry, descent and landing (EDL) team that safely deposited the rover on Mars, as well as an overview of the rover's R10 software upgrade.

Curiosity sol 3: First Mastcam color thumbnails down, everything "flawless," "nominal"

Emily Lakdawalla • August 09, 2012 • 13

Curiosity's third day on Mars has been completed flawlessly, and the first preliminary color view from her Mastcam is lovely.

Curiosity Comes Cheap - Why the latest Mars rover (and all planetary exploration) is a steal

Casey Dreier • August 09, 2012 • 24

Along with any NASA mission comes the inevitable repetition of its cost and questions of its worth, Curiosity is no exception. This tired media narrative must end. The real question is not, "why so much?" but, "why so little?"

Curiosity: Most of sol 2 Navcam panorama, plus 18 full-res Descent Imager frames available

Emily Lakdawalla • August 09, 2012 • 10

A look at the latest raw data dump from Curiosity: our first sharp view of the rover and immediate surroundings, plus 18 of the full-resolution descent imager frames are now available. Check out the gravel on Curiosity's deck!!

Grab your 3D glasses for this view of Curiosity's landscape on Mars

Emily Lakdawalla • August 08, 2012 • 4

Curiosity fired up her Navigational Cameras on Sol 2 and began to take a look around her. The first four full-resolution frames are enough for a small 3D panorama that shows a lovely landscape. I think we're going to like it here!

Planetfest 2012 Was a Huge Success

Casey Dreier • August 08, 2012

Planetfest 2012 ended in the best possible way: the Curiosity rover touched down safely on the surface of Mars. In our ballroom, almost two thousand people leapt to their feet and provided thunderous applause to accompany the joyous celebration at mission control.

First full-resolution MARDI frame: Bye-bye, heat shield

Emily Lakdawalla • August 07, 2012 • 11

The thumbnail versions of the Mars Descent Imager images have shown up on the Curiosity raw images page, and hiding among them was a single full-resolution frame containing the heat shield.

Curiosity's MAHLI camera: Much more than a microscopic imager

Emily Lakdawalla • August 07, 2012 • 3

Today's press briefing featured the first image from MAHLI, the Mars Hand Lens Imager, so it's time for me to dive in to this camera's capabilities.

Curiosity sol 1 and planned activities for the next few sols

Emily Lakdawalla • August 07, 2012 • 11

A look at the current status of Curiosity at the beginning of sol 2, and what activities to look forward to over the next few sols.

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