What to Expect When Curiosity Starts Snapping Pictures

Graphic showing location of cameras on Curiosity rover

This graphic shows the locations of the cameras on NASA’s Curiosity rover. The rover’s mast features seven cameras: the Remote Micro Imager, part of the Chemistry and Camera suite; four black-and-white Navigation Cameras (two on the left and two on the right) and two color Mast Cameras, or Mastcams.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



9 thoughts on “What to Expect When Curiosity Starts Snapping Pictures”

  1. What speed did the chute slow the decent of the spacecraft on Mars and what would the same chute do under the same load do on earth?

  2. hi there and congratulations.can you please tell me how are you going to keep the camera lenses clean when the dust covers come off.

  3. Congratulations to NASA. Does Curiosity have the ability to take motion pictures not just still pictures ? And please share more pictures to the public. Thank you.

  4. First ofcourse (a must be) : Congratulations !

    Meanwhile seen several (not all) briefings and heard a lot of interesting things, said by “blue shirts” – I miss one answer on a question occured inside me:
    What about static electricity? Generated by a) simple wind with microparticles b) by simple rolling around?
    Mars is dry we know. Soil isn’t longer “earth” in the sense of “electrical ground”. So what about dust – not only settled for a moment but likely “glued” by static? Static, that you never get rid off ? More – that lets dust grow. Not only at camera-lids ( badly enough) but also crouching inside all gaps and slots while open and working? Suppose, not all is metal šŸ˜‰

    By the the way – it wonders me, how bad the journalists read the good and informativ available material. Ans surely even more than I as a private man could reach and able to follow…

    Well, all the best wishes to you “martians” and your baby.
    McFire

    (sorry for my poor english)

  5. Will Curiosity study the Martian geology at the sky crane or heat shield impact zones? I know that the rover is equipped with a laser to vaporize the upper 1-inch or so of rock; do you think we could gain valuable information from the impact sites?

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