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Curiosity: Woodland Bay under scrutiny

Sol 2428, June 5, 2019. The right front Hazcam shows the multi-layered outcrop named Woodland Bay getting the close-up treatment by Curiosity’s instrument arm. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2428 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity update: A many-layered plan

Sols 2427-28, June 5, 2019, update by MSL scientist Claire Newman: The main focus of today’s plan was observations of the interbedded thick and thin layers we found at Woodland Bay before we drive away again, perhaps as early as … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Morningside’s layers

Sol 2427, June 5, 2019. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) is continuing its survey of the Woodland Bay area and the Morningside outcrop in particular. The layers in Morningside appear to have cyclic patterns which, if real, likely reflect … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Hazcam shows Morningside

Sol 2426, June 3, 2019. With Curiosity parked at Morningside, the front Hazcam took a scene-setting image showing the layered outcrop (center) and its surroundings, with Vera Rubin Ridge in the background at right. Click the image to enlarge it. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: West Side Multispectral Story

Sols 2424-26, June 3, 2019, update by MSL scientist Sarah Lamm: Today we planned the weekend activities for Curiosity in Woodland Bay. Woodland Bay is a location in Glen Torridon, in the clay bearing unit. Over the next three sols, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: MAHLI shoots Morningside, a layered outcrop

Sol 2424, June 1, 2019. The rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) shot a multi-frame portrait (above, 4.6 MB) of Morningside, a layered outcrop at the Woodland Bay area where Curiosity is parked. Morningside contains multiple targets of interest. At … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Familiar rocks at our feet

Sols 2422-23, June 3, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: On Sol 2420 Curiosity drove ~61 m back to the “Woodland Bay” target, to analyze some interesting thick and thin laminations within the bedrock that we had observed previously, … Continue reading

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Curiosity catches clouds, and a cache of clay

NASA’s Curiosity rover has confirmed that the region on Mars it’s exploring, called the “clay-bearing unit,” is well deserving of its name. Two samples the rover recently drilled at rock targets called “Aberlady” and “Kilmarie” have revealed the highest amounts … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Return to Woodland Bay

Sol 2420, May 28, 2019. Two sets of Curiosity wheel tracks are visible at right in this Navcam composite view. Mission scientists commanded the rover to return to a possible drill site, the layered outcrop dubbed Woodland Bay (circled), first … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Easy driving

Sols 2419-21, May 28, 2019, update by MSL scientist Dawn Sumner: We’ve left multiple tracks across the cobblestone plain of Glen Torridon. This image shows our current view to the northeast, with the slope of Mount Sharp on the right … Continue reading

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