Econintersect: New images from the Curiosity rover mission have been released as part of a NASA teleconference that took place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, to provide a status update on the mission to Mars’ Gale Crater. The teleconference was hosted by four scientists from the MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) at the Cal Tech JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
Click on photo for much wider view and caption at MSL website.
See more images after the break.
The four scientists who took part in the media teleconference Tuesday (14 August 2012) were Michael Watkins, Alfred McEwen, Ashwin Vasavada and Jim Donaldson.
Click on pictures below to get larger images and captions at MSL website.
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Caption from MSL website: This view from Curiosity’s Navigation camera shows the hilly wall of Gale Crater. A full-resolution, 360-degree panorama from the Navigation camera is at PIA16026.
Some clandestine Mars photos are available here.
Mission News (Mars Science Laboratry website, 14 August 2012)