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[ News ] Curiosity preps for a planned ‘brain transplant’

August 11, 2012



MARS, DAY 5, AUG 10: Software update prep (uploaded to the rover’s memory during flight from Earth) for both of Curiosity’s redundant main computers. When: evening through Aug. 13. New features: driving, with check for obstacles; full use of robotic arm and drill, advanced image processing. autonomous operation (identify and avoid potential hazards, drive along a safe path that the rover identifies… read more

[ News ] First full-resolution and panorama images from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover

August 9, 2012

First full-resolution (1024 by 1024 pixels) long-range image of the Martian surface from one of the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover, which are located on the rover's "head" or mast. The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance beyond the pebbly ground. The topography of the rim is very mountainous due to erosion. The ground seen in the middle shows low-relief scarps and plains. The foreground shows two distinct zones of excavation likely carved out by blasts from the rover's descent stage thrusters. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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