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Status Report | August 31, 2012

Curiosity Has a Photo Day

Looking Back at Tracks from Sol 24 Drive
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove about 70 feet (about 21 meters) on the mission's 21st Martian day, or sol (Aug. 30, 2012) and then took images with its Navigation Camera that are combined into this scene, which includes the fresh tracks.

Curiosity Daily Status Report for Aug. 31, 2012

Curiosity took a sol off from driving and spent time during the mission's Sol 25, on Aug. 31, 2012, taking images and collecting environmental monitoring data.

Imaging tasks for the sol included Navigation Camera sky observations to check for clouds, and Mast Camera imaging of the terrain eastward where the rover will be driving during the next few sols. In addition, the Mast Camera was used for taking a 360-degree panorama from the location that Curiosity reached by its Sol 24 drive.

Sol 25, in Mars local mean solar time at Gale Crater, ends at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31, PDT.

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