Ed Truthan is the owner/operator of North Coast Graphics and Web Design in Garberville, California. A devoted space exploration, flight simulation, and American southwest pre-history enthusiast, he works from his home studio in Humboldt County, in the heart of northern California’s redwood empire. He posts on UnmannedSpaceflight.com as EdTruthan.
Latest Processed Space Images
Posted 2013/02/04 | 0 comments
A total of 64 frames shot by the MAHLI on the end of Curiosity's robotic arm were required for this large mosaic. On sol 177 (February 3, 2013), the rover was sitting at the "John Klein" site, preparing to drill for the first time. Zoom in at lower left and you can see two gray marks on the ground where Curiosity tested out the drill in percussion mode on sols 174 and 176.
Posted 2012/12/05 | 0 comments
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Curiosity parked on the edge of the "high thermal inertia unit" and captured color images through both camera eyes, permitting a color 3D view of the surrounding landscape.
Posted 2012/11/19 | 2 comments
Following the sol 102 drive, Curiosity was at the edge of Glenelg and the "high-thermal-inertia unit" that attracted scientists to the spot. That unit is the flatter rock to the right; the rocks at left are likely of the type that Curiosity has been driving on since landing.