The journey of the Curiosity to Mars

Curiosity, first picture to color.

Source of the news: NASA.

Panorama en color Curiosity 

This is the first panoramic 360 degree colour of the landing site of the rover, the Gale Crater, taken by the NASA Curiosity.

The picture became the miniature versions of the images taken by the camera of the mast. Scientists are considering several spots in the foreground which appear to be gray. These areas show the effects of the rocket motor at the stage of descent to the ground.

The pictures were taken at the end of August 8, Pacific (August 9 Eastern time) by the Chamber of mast of 34 millimetres. This panoramic mosaic was 130 images of 144 x 144 pixels each. The images of this picture were illuminated in the processing. Mars receives only half of sunlight from the Earth and the pictures were taken in the afternoon.

Curiosity also carries German technology.

Source of the news: Terra news.

German companies facilitate the sensoresd of Curiosity, without which it could not stand long on Mars, and communication with the Earth would be impossible.

Sensiteccompany, in the region of Lahnau in Hesse, was responsible for designing miniature sensors resistant to magnetic fields. These sensors are responsible for monitoring the position of wheels, suspension, robotic arms, camera and communication antennas. According to information from the official website of Sensitec, sensors are designed to withstand extreme temperature fluctuations and high levels of radiation on the surface of Mars.

August 9: first panoramic image of Curiosity

Source of the news: NASA.

Panorámica Curiosity 

This is the first panoramic 360-degree view from the Rover Curiosity NASA. The panorama was taken with cameras of navigation. It contains fragments that are copies to low resolution images to high resolution still have not been sent to Earth.
Two of the boxes around the Center are full resolution.

Mount Sharp appears to the right, and in the Centre you can see North of the Crater Gale.

The rover is in foreground, with the shadow of your top, or a mast, sticking out to the right. These images were taken at 3: 30 pm on Mars. Thumbnails are 64 pixels by 64 pixels of size, and high resolution images are 1024 x 1024 pixels. Image credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech.

Levantamiento del suelo 

This image is a magnified view of a zone in which the floor was raised in the landing site of Curiosity. The floor was raised due to the proximity of the thrusters in the descent stage.

The Martian soil excavation reveals the bedrock outcrop. This is important because it shows the low depth of the soil in this area. The area surrounding the excarvadas areas shows abundant small stones. The high resolution image was taken by the Chamber of the Rover. You can enlarge it by clicking here. ** image: NASA-JPLCaltech.

What happened with Curiosity yesterday August 8? Click here to find out.

August 8: Curiosity

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As they reported from the NASA, Curiosity is still in good condition. Still more familiar with their new home, the Crater Gale and is testing their systems.

The Curiosity Kit plans today include continuing with the tests of its high gain antenna, which points to the Earth and will be adjusted towards the Sun.

The Radiation Assessment Detector has collected scientific data
, and the instrument of the Rover environmental monitoring station carried out activities.
Curiosity transmitted its first image in color of the surface of Mars, from the hand of Mars Hand Lens Imager, showing part of the northern edge of the crater Gale.

Additional images were received from the NavCam and the Mastcam Curiosity.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned a spectacular image of the landing site of Curiosity, that shows the rover, parachute, back cover, heat shield and the descent stage. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Odyssey data were received.

First photo in color of the Curiosity

Source of the news: NASA.

Primera foto color Curiosity 

NASA has released the first picture color obtained by the Curiosity on Mars.

The image is a view of the landscape of the North of the Mars taken by the instrument Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), the camera at the end of the robotic arm of the vehicle, on the afternoon of 6 August, a day that the team has called Sol 1, first day on Mars operations.

In the picture can be seen the northern wall of the crater Gale, where the scientists chose the Curiosity to investigate if there is some type of life on Mars.

The image is not very clear because the removable cover of the Chamber is covered with the dust kicked up during the descent of the Curiosity. This cover will be withdrawn over the next few weeks once the robotic arm examined by NASA technicians from Earth to check that everything works correctly.

First real video of the landing of Curiosity

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NASA has released the first real video of the landing of Curiosity. Computer-generated simulations had been published so far, but this is a video taken from the inside of the ship.

Terraform, imagining Marte terraformed.

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For a few hours, Curiosity, it landed on Mars.

A historical event whose mission will try to collect data indicating if there on Mars was life as we know it on Earth. Through the eyes of 5 young graduates at the school of Visual effects ArtFx we imagine the future of the planet, a science fiction piece, 100 years in time where the man has managed to be a habitable planet Marte.

An incredible job of just 6 minutes talks about 100 years of terraforming the planet through the geohacking, finishing the mission with the establishment of the plant and animal life on Mars.

Data from the Curiosity is descagarán once a day.

Source of the news: several.

As explained by Felipe Gómez, Spanish scientist participating in the project, "Curiosity once the day data will be downloaded and then it will be processed and you interpret information to plan the following day "".

The information is downloaded on the computer control of the Curiosity, and then on the satellite that communicates with Earth.

According to Felipe Gomez, to participate in this mission "is a technological challenge that had never before taken over by the size, volume and weight of the rover, as well as the amount of scientific instrumentation that leads".

The station Spanish REMS involved 40 researchers, led by the Center for Astrobiology, in collaboration with the company KIRRHA, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the University of Alcalá de Henares.

Images of the parachute of the Curiosity

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Paracaidas Curiosity 

From the NASA Twitter comes a photo of the parachute of Curiosity at the time of its landing on Mars. .

Can companion the photo by clicking on it

First image in high resolution of the Curiosity.

Source of the news: NASA.

Aterrizaje Curiosity 

NASA has already published the first picture in high resolution taken by the Curiosity.

Wide angle was taken through a "fish-eye".

The image contains dust on the lens, due to the landing.

Cameras are looking directly at the Sun, so the top of the image is saturated. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

The Curiosity landed in the crater Gale.The crater is named in honor of Australian astronomer. Walter f. Gale (1865-1945).

Curiosity lands on Mars.

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Today day 6 August to 7: 31 time Spain, Curiosity landed on Mars. Applause to death. Everyone is excited at the Auditorium at NASA. Curiosity has confirmed that it is in the soil of Mars.

Thanks to all who seguisteis the landing live from

Curiosity imagenes
These are the first images sent by the Curiosity.

Curiosity has successfully completed its landing on Mars.

To the 7:31 , he finally landed on the red planet. After a trip of 567 million kilometers begins now to a mission of two years which will search for evidence of life on Mars.

NASA confirmed it landed after a complex maneuver for "7 minutes of terror" since joining in the atmosphere of Mars. Finally landed in the crater Gale.

A message on the blog of NASA saying "I am whole and safe on the surface of Mars", indicated that the landing had been correct.

With a budget of 2.5 billion dollars, mission finally came to fruition.

The capsule deployed a gigantic parachute when he was about 11,000 meters to halt the decline. 20 Metres from the ground, a crane lowered the 'Curiosity', which deployed its wheels 6 feet and began its landing on Mars.

In the next two years, NASA mission will consist of a geological expedition in the Gale crater, located to the South of the equator of Mars, in the Mount of Sharp.

If you want to know more about Curiosity, do here.

Live NASA.

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Google Mars in 3D.

Source of the news: Google.

Google Earth en Marte 

Google has an interesting map of Mars that you can even see in 3D.

Click here, for example, you can see the Gale Cráterwhere it landed the Curiosity.

With the Google Earth application, you can see Marte in 3D.

Article translated using Google translate.
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