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NASA PDS Mars Science Laboratory Release 2

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013

image The NASA Planetary Data System announces the second release of data from the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, covering data acquired from Sols 90 through 179 (November 6, 2012, through February 6, 2013).

This release consists of raw and derived data sets from instruments:

Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) Chemistry & Micro-Imaging (ChemCam) Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcam) Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) Mast-mounted Cameras (Mastcam) Navigation Cameras (Navcam) Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) SPICE kernels

Links to all MSL data sets may be found at: http://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/msl/

The data may also be reached from: http://pds.nasa.gov/

MSL data are archived at the PDS Atmospheres, Planetary Plasma Interactions (PPI), Geosciences, Imaging, and Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) Nodes.

PDS offers two services for searching the MSL archives:

The Planetary Image Atlas at the Imaging Node allows selection of MSL image data by search criteria: http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search.

The MSL Analyst's Notebook at the Geosciences Node allows searching and downloading of all MSL data in the context of mission events: http://an.rsl.wustl.edu/msl

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