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Mars Curiosity Rover Report #26

Before the rover departed to the "Glenelg" area east of its landing site, it ran by this pitted outcrop called "Point Lake," in the upper half of this image. The outcrop as seen from this angle is about 7 feet (2 meters) wide and 20 inches (50 centimeters) high. Credit: NASA

Before the rover departed to the “Glenelg” area east of its landing site, it ran by this pitted outcrop called “Point Lake,” in the upper half of this image. The outcrop as seen from this angle is about 7 feet (2 meters) wide and 20 inches (50 centimeters) high. Credit: NASA

A NASA Mars Curiosity rover team member gives an update on developments and status of the planetary exploration mission.