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Next Mars Mission Selected For Funding 61

Posted by samzenpus
from the on-deck dept.
First time accepted submitter Dr Bip writes "Flush with the good news coming from Mars, NASA has announced that JPL has won funding for the next mission to Mars. It seems that the lander will be carrying a self-driving mole developed by the German space agency (DLR). Commiserations to the two other projects that were also in the selection finale (TiME and CHopper). Note the DLR mole's last attempt to get to Mars was with the Beagle 2 lander, fingers crossed for this second attempt."
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Next Mars Mission Selected For Funding

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  • by DMUTPeregrine (612791) on Monday August 20, 2012 @07:38PM (#41061767) Journal
    There are generally two types of images that you'll see in the news, the non-white-balanced and the white-balanced images.
    eg non white balanced:
    http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/images/?ImageID=4431
    white balanced:
    http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/images/?ImageID=4429

    The white balance information comes from taking pictures of a color calibration pattern on the rover. The new pictures are less drastic because of this, and they HAVE been altered to allow geologists to better study the environment.

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