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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: A review

Emily Lakdawalla • September 27, 2010

Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, about 200 scientists and engineers will sit in an over-air-conditioned room in Monrovia, California to participate in what is officially titled the "Fourth Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site Community Workshop."

The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop

Ryan Anderson • September 24, 2010

Well folks, I'm off to Pasadena to help the Mars community decide where to send its next rover.

Seeing Curiosity

Emily Lakdawalla • September 20, 2010

I've been itching to get back to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to get a good look at Curiosity, the next Mars rover.

Gale Crater Geomorphology Paper - Published!

Ryan Anderson • September 16, 2010

Big news folks! The huge paper that I've been working on for the last couple years is finally, unbelievably, published!

Is Eberswalde Really a Smoking Gun?

Ryan Anderson • August 03, 2010

The other day in Mars journal club, we took a look at a paper about the "fan" in Eberswalde crater. You may recognize this name: It is one of the four finalist landing sites for MSL.

Big Sky Country

Ryan Anderson • July 31, 2010

Well folks, I'm headed off to Big Sky Country tomorrow (aka Montana)! I'll start the week at the MSL camera team meeting, where I will get all sorts of cool news about the MastCam, MAHLI and MARDI cameras which I will not be able to share with you.

MSL Roves!

Ryan Anderson • July 28, 2010

I'm a little late on this, but I thought I should share the news: MSL now has a good head and neck on its shoulders, and has officially "roved".

A little chuckle for your Monday morning

Emily Lakdawalla • July 26, 2010

During Friday's first roll for Curiosity, there was a lot of banter in the Ustream chat room about all the bunny-suited engineers waving at the cameras and mugging for portraits with the rover. One chat room member, "Mirek," said the engineer should -- well, you can see what he requested; just watch the video.

Curiosity rolls!

Emily Lakdawalla • July 23, 2010

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!

Live camera on Curiosity in JPL clean room all day today

Emily Lakdawalla • July 23, 2010

Tune in to Ustream right now to see Curiosity, the next Mars rover, on its wheels in the "High Bay" at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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