JPL’s Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Curiosity got close to this outcrop on Sept. 9, 2016, which displays finely layered rocks. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSThe layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by JPL’s Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks.Curiosity took the images with its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sept. 8. The rover team plans to assemble several large, color mosaics from the multitude of images taken at this location in the near future.“Curiosity’s science team has been just thrilled to go on this road trip through a bit of the American desert Southwest on Mars,” said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada at JPL.The Martian buttes and mesas rising above the surface are eroded remnants of ancient sandstone that originated when winds deposited sand after lower Mount Sharp had formed.“Studying these buttes up close has given us a better understanding of ancient sand dunes that formed and were buried, chemically changed by groundwater, exhumed and eroded to form the landscape that we see today,” Vasavada said.The new images represent Curiosity’s last stop in the Murray Buttes, where the rover has been driving for just over one month. As of this week, Curiosity has exited these buttes toward the south, driving up to the base of the final butte on its way out. In this location, the rover began its latest drilling campaign (on Sept. 9). After this drilling is completed, Curiosity will continue farther south and higher up Mount Sharp, leaving behind these spectacular formations.Curiosity landed near Mount Sharp in 2012. It reached the base of the mountain in 2014 after successfully finding evidence on the surrounding plains that ancient Martian lakes offered conditions that would have been favorable for microbes if Mars has ever hosted life. Rock layers forming the base of Mount Sharp accumulated as sediment within ancient lakes billions of years ago.On Mount Sharp, Curiosity is investigating how and when the habitable ancient conditions known from the mission’s earlier findings evolved into conditions drier and less favorable for life.For more information about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Science and Technology JPL’s Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations From JPL/NASA Published on Friday, September 9, 2016 | 3:47 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Top of the News last_img read more

West Java extends PSBB in Bodebek to October 27

first_imgThe West Java administration has extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Bogor, Depok and Bekasi (Bodebek) until Oct. 27.West Java COVID-19 task force secretary Daud Achmad said that according to the governor’s decree on the PSBB extension, the regional head of the Bodebek region could implement the PSBB proportionally depending on the risk status of each region.”The PSBB can be proportionally adjusted to regional vigilance at the district, subdistrict and village levels in the form of micro-scale social restrictions (PSBM),” said Daud in a written statement on Wednesday. Read also: Jakarta extends PSBB for two more weeks to ‘break the chain’ of virus spreadDaud went on to say that the PSBB extension in Jakarta’s satellite cities was aligned with Jakarta’s decision to extend its PSBB to Oct. 11. Besides, he said, an extended PSBB was needed as Bodebek had contributed significantly to West Java’s daily spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases.According to West Java COVID-19 Coordination and Information Center data on Tuesday, the Bodebek region has seen 3,212 more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past seven days.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has also issued another governor’s decree to extend the implementation of the Adaptation of New Habits (AKB) in the province, except for the Bodebek region, until Oct. 24.During the AKB, people in the 22 cities and regencies in West Java must adhere to the health protocols to curb the transmission of the coronavirus.Topics :last_img read more

Kiefer repeats IMCA Modified triumph at McGowan Memorial

first_img“It was pretty cool deal. To be able to win this race twice in a row means a lot to me,” said Kiefer, already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate. “I grew up watching Tina and Brad (Pounds, McGowan’s daughter and son-in-law) race.”  Nick Spainhoward, Garrett Jernagan and 13th starting Daniel West completed the top five.  Drivers with proven Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod credentials squared off in that $700 to win feature and it was defending track champion Michael Johnson first across the stripe half a car length ahead of defending race winner Jason Nation. Johnson rallied to pull even, then pulled just ahead on the final lap.  Northern SportMods – 1. Michael Johnson; 2. Jason Nation; 3. Nick Spainhoward; 4. Garrett Jernagan; 5. Daniel West; 6. Brian Baker; 7. T.J Etchinson III; 8. Jeff Miller; 9. Dylan Potter; 10. Greg Mann; 11. Justin Gonzalez; 12. David Pearson; 13. Austin Ruskauff; 14. Billy Simkins; 15. Jason Bannister; 16. Brylon Holder; 17. Tyler Blankenship; 18. Brock Crawford; 19. Robby Claborn; 20. Michael Black; 21. Markus Frazier; 22. Cale Kanke. Laney made his way to fourth from 14th starting. Johnson used the higher line to lead most of the way before the eighth starting Nation sped by with four laps to go.  Kiefer started outside Sawyer on the front row and led every lap. Sawyer challenged early but there was no catching Kiefer after the sole caution flew at midway.  Austin Kiefer repeated as the IMCA Modified feature at Bakersfield Speedway’s Richie McGowan Memorial. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) Modifieds – 1. Austin Kiefer; 2. Robby Sawyer; 3. Jerry Flippo; 4. Cody Laney; 5. Troy Foulger; 6. Logan Drake; 7. Gary Dutton; 8. Rob Sanders; 9. Bobby Hogge IV; 10. Alex Stanford; 11. Jack Aguiar; 12. Brad Pounds; 13. Roger Holder; 14. Bryan Clark; 15. Michael Thing; 16. Steve Noland; 17. Tom Smith; 18. Chris Crompe; 19. Dakota Schweitzer; 20. Chett Reeves; 21. Tommy Malcolm; 22. Ethan Dotson; 23. Gavyn Manning; 24. Kyle Heckman. Feature Results BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (June 27) – Racing returned to Bakersfield Speedway and Austin Kiefer returned to victory lane following Saturday’s Richie McGowan Memorial. Kiefer topped the IMCA Modified special ahead of Robby Sawyer for a second straight year, earning $1,000. Jerry Flippo, Cody Laney and Troy Foulger completed the top five.last_img read more