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Curiosity Gearing Up for Drive to Next Study Location 73

Posted by samzenpus
from the warming-up-the-engines dept.
Curiosity has spent most of the past 5 weeks running instrument and system checks, but on Friday that is all scheduled to change. The plan is to "drive, drive, drive" until a suitable rock for the rover's first robotic "hands-on" analysis is found, says mission manager Jennifer Trosper. The rover will head to a location about 1,300 feet away labeled "Glenelg," where three different types of rock intersect.
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Curiosity Gearing Up for Drive to Next Study Location

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday September 14, 2012 @02:52AM (#41332143)

    When you write a slashdot summary about an organization that put a rover on Mars, you can pick whatever units you want.

    FTFY. The original press release from NASA contained the both the metric units and the imperial ones (Didn't specify the subset but I am going to assume British feet.)
    The article linked in the summary only presents the distance in metric units. The summary is either not a summary of the article or the one who wrote the summary took the liberty to convert the liberty to convert the units with some rounding.

  • 1300 feet to SI (Score:1, Informative)

    by rroman (2627559) on Friday September 14, 2012 @04:58AM (#41332501)
    1300 feet that is 396.24 m. (Score:5, Informative)

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