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13 October 2012 "CURIOSITY'S
LOCATION DURING FIRST SCOOPING
" (Curiosity, mosaic of Navcam images): Smooth surfaces of the windblown sand and dust of the
"Rocknest" area, in the foreground, are what signaled from a distance that this might be an
appropriate place to spend about three weeks collecting and using the mission's first few
scoopfuls of soil.
28 August 2012 "CURIOSITY
ON THE MOVE" (Curiosity, 30 Navcam images): Curiosity's
cameras are open and fully operational and it is moving, sending
back shots showing the rollerbot and the heights of the 3.4 mile
high Mt. Sharp as it prepares to leave for its mission to the geological deposits at the base of
HAVEN" (Opportunity, 187 Pancam images): Opportunity's
tracks can be seen as it approached from the south. On the
horizon is Rich Morris Hill. The dust deposit to the north is
called North Pole. The interior of the 22 km diameter Endeavour
Crater can been seen just below the horizon.
(Spirit, 1449 Pancam images): Spirit is on a small hill called
Low Ridge in the Gustav Crater. Husband Hill is on the horizon,
the rippled El Dorado sand dune field is near the base of that
hill, and the lighter-toned Home Plate is below the dunes.
RIM" (Opportunity, 1300 Pancam images): Opportunity is
exploring sand dunes and outcrop rocks in Meridiani Planum. This
panorama provides a fine view of the finely-layered outcrop
rocks, wind ripples, and small cobbles and grains along the rim
of the wide but shallow Erebus crater.
HILL SUMMIT" (Spirit, 653 Pancam images): Spirit arrived
at the broad, windswept plateau of Husband Hill summit from the
west, along the direction of the rover tracks. The peaks of
McCool Hill and Ramon Hill are on the horizon.
PANORAMA" (Opportunity, 800+ Pancam images): Opportunity
examines rocks inside an alcove called Duck Bay inside the
western portion of Victoria Crater after a planet-wide