Tag Archives: Aberlady

Curiosity update: Grains, up close!

Sols 2410-12, May 20, 2019, update by MSL scientist Susanne Schwenzer: Curiosity is continuing the investigations at “Rigg.” The image in this update shows a close up taken by the MAHLI Hand Lens imager to allow the detailed investigation of … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Confirmation of another taste of the ‘Clay-Bearing Unit,’ as good as the first?

Sols 2390-93, April 26, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: We started planning in eager anticipation of the preliminary results from our downlink and whether the CheMin X-ray diffraction spectrometer received enough sample of the “Kilmarie” drill sample to … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A new drill hole!

Sols 2386-2387, April 22, 2019, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The drilling planned for last weekend was successful, so the top priority for Sol 2386 is to drop portions of the Kilmarie sample onto a closed SAM inlet cover … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Kilmarie in color

Sol 2384, April 21, 2019. The Mastcam (100mm lens) took this image of the Kilmarie drill hole, which it appears may be shallower than Aberlady. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2384 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity: Kilmarie drilled

Sol 2384, April 21, 2019. Successful drilling at Kilmarie puts two drill holes in the same Navcam frame. Aberlady is on the left, Kilmarie on the right on what may be a separate piece of bedrock. Click the image to … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Drill all the rocks!

Sols 2383-2385, April 19, 2019, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: Yestersol’s drill pre-load test was successful, so today we are go for a drill attempt at “Kilmarie”! The front hazcam image from yesterday’s test (shown above) is a helpful … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: After the drill is before the drill…

Sol 2382, April 19, 2019, update by MSL scientist Susanne Schwenzer: Some days just give me goose bumps. First, looking at yesterday’s plan I realized that we did something really unusual overnight: Wrap up the drill activity on one site … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Goodbye, my fair Aberlady

Sol 2381, April 17, 2019, update by MSL scientist Sarah Lamm: Curiosity is finishing up at “Aberlady” and ready to move on to our next drill target. We are preparing to drill a second hole in the clay bearing unit. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Lucky number 3

Sol 2380, April 16, 2019, update by MSL scientist Brittney Cooper: Yesterday’s discussions with the science team focused on determining which target in the vicinity of “Aberlady” will become the focus of the next drill campaign: target 2, or target … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Peering into Aberlady drill hole

Sol 2378, April 15, 2019. The rover’s Mars Hand-Lens Imager (MAHLI) peered into the Aberlady drill hole and saw tailings inside and out. In addition, it recorded the light-toned layer partway down the hole. Its composition — gypsum? — and … Continue reading

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