Wednesday 15th August Sol 10
As we study images of places never seen before I get the full sense of the excitement of exploration that early explorers on Earth must have felt as they encountered new lands . We have to use the tools and collective experience we have to address the scientific issues that are thrown at us by Mars. Its great fun.
Meanwhile in the night sky Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars itself are clearly visible. The image shows a view at dawn of the Flight Operations Center where we hold many of our discussions. Currently the Mars clock is working in our favour and we will have a normal starting time tomorrow.