Curiosity Rover Report: At Grandma’s House

by Nancy Atkinson on December 26, 2012

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MSL team member Colette Lohr, the Tactical Uplink Lead, provides the latest video update on the Curiosity rover. The rover is at a location fittingly dubbed “Grandma’s House” during the holidays, and there should be many more adventures during 2013.

Curiosity Scans ‘Yellowknife Bay’ on Sol 130. NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrated her 1st Christmas on the Red Planet at ‘Yellowknife Bay’ and is searching for her 1st rock target to drill into for a sample to analyze. She snapped this panoramic view on Dec. 17 which was stitched together from navigation camera (Navcam) images. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ken Kremer/Marco Di Lorenzo


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Aqua4U December 27, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Thanks… I needed that! GO Curiosity! Yah tah HEYup!

daniel_rey_m December 27, 2012 at 8:54 AM

…and my Report # 0001:

Two weeks ago I dreamed that this Mars Rover had
dreamed that it had found a (fossilized) bone, and that the bone had an
inscription on it that said: “A curse on anyone that digs up this weapon
that crushed 27 skulls.” Then the
Rover started to shake and roll towards a cliff and it rolled off the edge.

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