Category Archives: Reports

THEMIS: Wind erosion on Hebes Mensa

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 17, 2017. The large mesa in the center of Hebes Chasma dominates this image. The top of the mesa is at the center of the image, with the cliff faces to the top and … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, August 7-13, 2017

Last week on Mars, a large dust storm swept over northern Acidalia during the first couple of sols. This dust storm quickly subsided and became a diffuse dust cloud north of Arabia. Towards the end of the week, subsequent dust … Continue reading

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Opportunity: North end of valley by Pancam

Sol 4820, August 15, 2017. The Pancam takes a false-color (Holger Isenberg) view of the northern part of the Perseverance Valley floor. (The right hand image lacks some filtered frames for making a color reconstruction.)  Click image to enlarge it. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Mass-wasting at Capri Mensa

Photographic plethora. Beautiful Mars series.

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Curiosity update: Less driving, more science

Sol 1787, August 15, 2017, update by MSL scientist Michael Battalio: I had a busy day as the ESTLK.  At the start of operations, we discovered that the drive yestersol faulted prematurely after about only 15 m, which was roughly … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Faults and gullies in Hebes Chasma

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 16, 2017. This image shows the part of the northern cliff face of Hebes Chasma at the top of the image. The linear features aligned diagonally across the top of the image are large … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Driving northeast

Sol 1786, August 15, 2017. Curiosity continued another 16 meters (53 feet) to the northeast, driving farther away from the ridge — see its tracks behind the UHF antenna (cylinder at end of the rover’s deck). Click image to enlarge … Continue reading

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MAVEN: Deep-Dip Campaign #7 begins

After two weeks with minimal contact due to the recent Mars solar conjunction, the MAVEN spacecraft has recovered full communications and has resumed nominal science operations. Beginning on August 4, the team spent four days examining the health of the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: ChemCam anomaly

Sol 1786, August 15, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove over 32 meters last weekend, to a sandy area with a few bedrock blocks, but ChemCam suffered an anomaly and was marked sick after the acquisition of … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Crater with possible phyllosilicates

Crater with possible phyllosilicates in the Terra Cimmeria highlands. Beautiful Mars series.

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