Mars Science Laboratory

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory

Post by Christopher K. » October 26th, 2015, 3:05 pm

In late August Curiosity took a set of pictures used to make a panorama of a slope of Mount Sharp. This panorama was released in early September and seems to show petrified sand dunes.

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/mars-pa ... sand-dunes

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory

Post by Christopher K. » June 13th, 2018, 4:50 pm

If any kids are interested in following in Mr. Comeax's (and Curiosity's) footsteps, the 30 June Science Academy session will be "Engineering".

Science Academy is for eight- to twelve-year-olds. The cost is five dollars per session per in-parish Cadet, and six dollars per session per out-of-parish Cadet...
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/academy.html

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Re: Mars Science Laboratory

Post by Christopher K. » August 1st, 2018, 11:37 am

The current global dust storm on Mars is not draining the power of Curiosity. the rover has a nuclear-powered battery, so lack of sunlight is not an issue. Curiosity has acquired very nice "before" and "after" pictures of the Gale Crater landscape.

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