Tag Archives: Bagnold Dunes

Curiosity: Rough pavement ahead

Sol 1678, April 26, 2017. Curiosity has crossed the Bagnold Dune Field and is heading for Vera Rubin Ridge (formerly Hematite Ridge). As a result, the path ahead, as shown in the Navcam composite above, lies across slabby rocks with … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Working southward

Sol 1673, April 21, 2017. As Curiosity continues driving southward (today: 19 meters, 62 feet), the path is gradually becoming more rocky and less sandy. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 1673 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest … Continue reading

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Curiosity: At Jellison Cove

Sol 1671, April 19, 2017. After a short drive, Curiosity stands on a large rock outcrop dubbed Jellison Cove. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 1671 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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Curiosity update: Diving into (analysis of) Moosehead Lake

Sol 1668-70, April 14, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson and Michael Battalio: Our latest drive put us in position in front of the interesting “Moosehead Lake” outcrop with lots of veins and grey patches: plenty to keep Curiosity … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Bumpy path ahead

Sol 1666, April 13, 2017. Following a 9-meter (30-foot) drive, Curiosity reached a point where five Navcam frames show a rock-strewn path ahead, as it threads its way south between sand patches. At right, an RMI composite on a rock … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Moosehead Lake

Sol 1666-67, April 12, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The Sol 1664 drive was halted after the rover had driven less than 2 meters because the angle of the left bogie slightly exceeded the suspension limit. Such limits … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Hazcam views, fore and aft

Sol 1665, April 12, 2017. A bright day in Gale Crater on Mars, and Curiosity stands partway across its rock-and-sand path toward Vera Rubin Ridge and eventually Mt. Sharp. At top right is the view from the front Hazcam, while … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Heading southward

Sol 1664, April 11, 2017. Curiosity’s Navcam shows the ground ahead to the south: sand patches and lots of relatively flat and thinly layered rocks. The challenge for rover drivers is to ease Curiosity’s way forward to keep the wear … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater, false color, part 2

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater, where it is traversing the Bagnold Dunes, shown … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 11, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater, where it is traversing the Bagnold Dunes, shown in this image as … Continue reading

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