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MSL at Rocknest, First scoop samples - sols 57-101
elakdawalla
post Oct 3 2012, 12:30 AM
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Curiosity has put more than 400 meters on the odometer and tosol (sol 56) she bumped up to a sand drift that we now know (via Twitter) is named Rocknest and will be the site of the first sample grab. In last week's press briefing, John Grotzinger warned that we will be here for "what seems like a very long time," 2-3 weeks. They will have to run several samples through the SA-SPaH (Sample Acquisition, Processing and Handling subsystem, pronounced "Saw-spa") and in particular CHIMRA (Collection and Handling for In situ Martian Rock Analysis, pronounced "chimera") in order to "clean" it of any remaining Earthly contamination with good Mars dirt before they deliver the first sample to SAM or Chemin. So this seems like a good place to start a new thread.

As usual, discuss stuff that happened through sol 56 in the previous thread.


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- elakdawalla   MSL at Rocknest   Oct 3 2012, 12:30 AM
- - belleraphon1   Putting this here because assume they will discuss...   Oct 3 2012, 10:59 AM
- - charborob   Sol 57 navcam anaglyph:   Oct 3 2012, 08:44 PM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (charborob @ Oct 3 2012, 09:44 PM) ...   Oct 3 2012, 09:58 PM
- - ronald   Stomp!   Oct 3 2012, 08:47 PM
|- - Eyesonmars   QUOTE (ronald @ Oct 3 2012, 08:47 PM) S...   Oct 4 2012, 07:15 PM
|- - Joffan   QUOTE (Eyesonmars @ Oct 4 2012, 01:15 PM)...   Oct 5 2012, 05:29 AM
- - renee   Actually, this says a lot about the plasticity of ...   Oct 3 2012, 09:48 PM
|- - ronald   QUOTE (renee @ Oct 3 2012, 11:48 PM) Actu...   Oct 3 2012, 10:14 PM
- - Ant103   Navcam pan of Sol 57. Anaglyp version is fine too ...   Oct 3 2012, 10:12 PM
- - Ant103   I can recall that the martian soil is acting like ...   Oct 3 2012, 10:26 PM
- - ronald   The navcam pans are really nice! I hope it i...   Oct 3 2012, 10:29 PM
|- - stewjack   QUOTE (ronald @ Oct 3 2012, 05:29 PM) The...   Oct 4 2012, 05:51 PM
- - Ant103   Oh no, that's not a problem. But yes, with jpe...   Oct 3 2012, 11:41 PM
- - renee   "Just looking at the images as an amateur I w...   Oct 4 2012, 12:12 AM
|- - Reed   QUOTE (renee @ Oct 3 2012, 05:12 PM) Thar...   Oct 4 2012, 12:57 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (renee @ Oct 3 2012, 04:12 PM) Thar...   Oct 4 2012, 01:14 AM
- - centsworth_II   For comparison, here is from Spirit on sols 72 and...   Oct 4 2012, 02:24 AM
- - renee   Actually, now that I see it, you're right. I j...   Oct 4 2012, 05:27 AM
- - udolein   Wheel digging at rocknest on Sol 57: click here ...   Oct 4 2012, 01:57 PM
- - udolein   ... and from the MastCam: click to enlarge the a...   Oct 4 2012, 02:00 PM
- - Doc   8gs! I guess Phoenix's poor performance du...   Oct 4 2012, 06:26 PM
- - elakdawalla   Sol 58 images coming down now. I like this one: ...   Oct 4 2012, 09:07 PM
- - udolein   Animation of arm movement between 1 pm and 3 pm lo...   Oct 4 2012, 09:49 PM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (udolein @ Oct 4 2012, 04:49 PM) Un...   Oct 5 2012, 12:03 AM
- - brellis   Re: Emily's post #466 pic - that really looks ...   Oct 4 2012, 10:11 PM
- - elakdawalla   To me it looks exactly like flour. Completely dry,...   Oct 4 2012, 10:18 PM
|- - ollopa   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Oct 4 2012, 11:18 PM...   Oct 5 2012, 12:44 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (ollopa @ Oct 4 2012, 07:44 PM) And...   Oct 5 2012, 01:59 AM
- - ronald   Really nice MAHLI images coming in - SOL 58: I ...   Oct 4 2012, 10:26 PM
- - djellison   Exacly like fine flour, cornflour, talc, exception...   Oct 4 2012, 11:57 PM
- - Doc   Seeing MAHLI's images of the scuffed ripple...   Oct 5 2012, 12:11 AM
|- - dvandorn   QUOTE (Doc @ Oct 4 2012, 07:11 PM) Seeing...   Oct 5 2012, 01:49 AM
- - EdTruthan   Horizon flattened animated anaglyph GIF of the Sol...   Oct 5 2012, 12:39 AM
- - kenny   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Oct 4 2012, 10:07 PM...   Oct 5 2012, 10:08 AM
- - paraisosdelsistemasolar   Two different views of the wheel track. You can pu...   Oct 5 2012, 12:47 PM
- - EdTruthan   ...makes for a nice stereo pairing too, especially...   Oct 5 2012, 06:24 PM
- - elakdawalla   Sol 59 images arriving now. Just a stomp to the le...   Oct 5 2012, 09:26 PM
|- - Joffan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Oct 5 2012, 03:26 PM...   Oct 5 2012, 11:01 PM
- - EdTruthan   Sol 59 Front Hazcam - looks like they've backe...   Oct 5 2012, 10:11 PM
- - Explorer1   The dune in front of MSL now is about half the hei...   Oct 6 2012, 03:51 AM
- - brellis   It's like starting Chapter 2 of a really fanta...   Oct 6 2012, 04:17 AM
- - James Sorenson   Dropping in with new images...   Oct 6 2012, 06:51 AM
- - udolein   Lots of MAHLI activities on sol 60: enlarged ani...   Oct 6 2012, 10:28 PM
- - udolein   It's astonishing for me how fast the data are ...   Oct 6 2012, 10:35 PM
- - Ant103   It's a little late for this but : Sol 57 mosa...   Oct 6 2012, 10:56 PM
- - Doc   I like the timeline on your web Ant! Definitel...   Oct 7 2012, 12:28 AM
- - EdTruthan   Damien's (Ant103) much better at seamless stit...   Oct 7 2012, 12:29 AM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (EdTruthan @ Oct 7 2012, 01:29 AM) ...   Oct 7 2012, 01:57 AM
|- - stewjack   QUOTE (EdTruthan @ Oct 6 2012, 07:29 PM) ...   Oct 7 2012, 02:43 AM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (stewjack @ Oct 7 2012, 03:43 AM) T...   Oct 7 2012, 08:46 AM
||- - stewjack   QUOTE (ngunn @ Oct 7 2012, 03:46 AM) It w...   Oct 8 2012, 02:29 AM
|- - Ondaweb   QUOTE (stewjack @ Oct 6 2012, 09:43 PM) H...   Oct 7 2012, 09:54 PM
- - Doc   MAHLI took a shot of the left middle and back whee...   Oct 7 2012, 12:46 AM
|- - jmknapp   QUOTE (Doc @ Oct 6 2012, 08:46 PM) MAHLI ...   Oct 7 2012, 07:23 PM
|- - walfy   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Oct 7 2012, 11:23 AM) Th...   Oct 7 2012, 08:01 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Oct 7 2012, 12:23 PM) Th...   Oct 7 2012, 08:10 PM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Oct 7 2012, 10:10 PM)...   Oct 7 2012, 08:16 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (ugordan @ Oct 7 2012, 01:16 PM) Ar...   Oct 7 2012, 08:27 PM
- - James Sorenson   I second what Ed said, I'm sure Ant is gonna d...   Oct 7 2012, 02:08 AM
- - James Sorenson   The deck on Sol-60.   Oct 7 2012, 09:06 AM
- - jvandriel   Sol 59-60 The Navcam R Panoramic view. Jan van Dr...   Oct 7 2012, 09:28 AM
- - ngunn   For referring to features in panoramas a few infor...   Oct 7 2012, 01:43 PM
|- - stewjack   QUOTE (ngunn @ Oct 7 2012, 08:43 AM) For ...   Oct 7 2012, 02:42 PM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (stewjack @ Oct 7 2012, 03:42 PM) I...   Oct 7 2012, 04:22 PM
- - Ant103   Better for stitching panoramic, I don't know ...   Oct 7 2012, 03:30 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Beautiful! Here is a circular version of it. ...   Oct 7 2012, 03:39 PM
- - Stu   If time/engineering requirements allow, now might ...   Oct 7 2012, 07:22 PM
- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Aug 16 2012, 09:09 AM...   Oct 7 2012, 08:01 PM
- - Stu   First scoop..!   Oct 7 2012, 09:49 PM
- - Stu   One small scoop for a rover, but another giant lea...   Oct 8 2012, 12:56 AM
- - belleraphon1   Oh.... luv this Stu..... I remember Surveyor... C...   Oct 8 2012, 02:04 AM
- - ngunn   I was referring to the small rise in the middle of...   Oct 8 2012, 07:54 AM
|- - stewjack   QUOTE (ngunn @ Oct 8 2012, 02:54 AM) I wa...   Oct 8 2012, 08:12 PM
|- - ngunn   QUOTE (stewjack @ Oct 8 2012, 09:12 PM) I...   Oct 8 2012, 08:28 PM
|- - EdTruthan   QUOTE (ngunn @ Oct 8 2012, 01:28 PM) On P...   Oct 8 2012, 09:56 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (EdTruthan @ Oct 8 2012, 01:56 PM) ...   Oct 8 2012, 10:35 PM
- - kenny   Just to mention in passing, I was walking near the...   Oct 8 2012, 10:39 AM
- - jmknapp   Anyone know why the mastcam images taken with the ...   Oct 8 2012, 11:31 AM
|- - ronald   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Oct 8 2012, 01:31 PM) An...   Oct 8 2012, 11:48 AM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Oct 8 2012, 12:31 PM) An...   Oct 8 2012, 02:53 PM
- - Floyd   Re: Glenelg, Scotland astro event How I would lov...   Oct 8 2012, 11:43 AM
- - kenny   QUOTE (Floyd @ Oct 8 2012, 12:43 PM) Re: ...   Oct 8 2012, 01:13 PM
- - eoincampbell   Kenny, wish I could be there, especially for the M...   Oct 8 2012, 03:55 PM
- - kenny   Their rhythms are off-beat and somewhat alien, yet...   Oct 8 2012, 05:29 PM
- - Stu   Interesting. There's a JPL YouTube film of dus...   Oct 8 2012, 07:09 PM
- - Ant103   Maybe it's a movie made on-board the rover. Bu...   Oct 8 2012, 07:29 PM
- - elakdawalla   No, it's just that Malin is holding some (usua...   Oct 8 2012, 07:36 PM
|- - mcaplinger   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Oct 8 2012, 12:36 PM...   Oct 8 2012, 07:55 PM
||- - elakdawalla   QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Oct 8 2012, 11:55 AM)...   Oct 8 2012, 08:00 PM
||- - EdTruthan   QUOTE (mcaplinger @ Oct 8 2012, 12:55 PM)...   Oct 8 2012, 08:23 PM
|- - EdTruthan   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Oct 8 2012, 12:36 PM...   Oct 8 2012, 07:58 PM
- - fredk   No obvious sign of dust being carried away by wind...   Oct 8 2012, 07:49 PM
- - ronald   Nice picture of the first scoop sample. Near the b...   Oct 8 2012, 09:50 PM
- - Doc   I too noticed it ronald. Here is a cropped view ...   Oct 8 2012, 09:58 PM
- - ngunn   Responding to Ed Truthan: Yes I think that's i...   Oct 8 2012, 10:10 PM
- - Doc   Sub frame images from the video are pouring in and...   Oct 8 2012, 10:26 PM
- - Jam Butty   Shake Rattle & Roll Sol 61 scoop shaking, 3 f...   Oct 8 2012, 10:29 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Curiosity can get to places even a RAV4 can't ...   Oct 8 2012, 10:37 PM
- - Pando   She already has, Phil.   Oct 8 2012, 10:44 PM
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