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Browse Curiosity's data in the Analyst's notebook

Emily Lakdawalla • March 05, 2013

Last week the Curiosity mission made its first data delivery to the Planetary Data System. The bad news: none of the science camera image data is there yet. The good news: there are lots and lots of other goodies to explore.

Field Report From Mars: Sol 3220-3236 - March 1, 2013

Larry Crumpler • March 01, 2013

Opportunity completed the observations of the outcrop noted in the previous report and has now moved back down slope.

Checking in with the Future of Mars Exploration at NASA

Casey Dreier • February 27, 2013 • 4

Reporting from NASA's Mars Exploration Program working group on the latest updates in scientific exploration of the red planet.

MarsFest 2013: Mars in the Mojave

Casey Dreier • February 26, 2013 • 1

From March 1st - 3rd I'll be representing the Planetary Society at the 2nd annual MarsFest, located in Death Valley National Park.

Webcast Tonight! Planetary Scientist and Society President Jim Bell

Mat Kaplan • February 20, 2013

Professor Bell's topic is "Exploring Mars, the Moon, Asteroids, and Comets with Rovers and Landers," and there is no one better to talk about this subject.

Curiosity update, sol 193: drilled stuff is in the scoop, ready for analysis

Emily Lakdawalla • February 20, 2013

There was a press briefing today to announce that Curiosity has completed her last major first-time activity: powder drilled from inside a rock at John Klein successfully made its way into the CHIMRA sample handling mechanism in the turret. Sol 193, then, marks the day that Curiosity is finally ready to start the science mission.

An evening that brought me very close to Curiosity

Damia Bouic • February 15, 2013 • 3

Damien Bouic received some well-deserved recognition from the Chemcam team for his great Curiosity image processing work.

Field Report From Mars: Sol 3215-3219 - February 6-13, 2013

Larry Crumpler • February 13, 2013

We have been seeing lots of small light-colored veins crossing through the outcrops here on Matijevic Hill, and we have tried to get a handle on the composition of these veins by doing multiple offsets with the APXS. It appears that the small veins are calcium sulfate, as best we can determine.

JPL's Mohawk Guy Invited to Attend the State of the Union Address, Despite Cuts to Planetary Exploration

Casey Dreier • February 12, 2013 • 1

Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi of JPL will join First Lady Michelle Obama as a guest at today's State of the Union address.

A new rover self-portrait and a new color image of Curiosity from orbit

Emily Lakdawalla • February 04, 2013 • 7

Curiosity is inching her way through her first use of the drill on a Martian rock. She paused in the proceedings to capture a second Martian "selfie."

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