Tag Archives: CBU

Curiosity update: An oasis of rock in a sea of pebbles

Sols 2437-39, June 14, 2019, update by MSL scientist Catherine O’Connell-Cooper: We are investigating the ridges which are such a prominent feature in this section of Glen Torridon. The ridges appear to be composed of sand and pebbles, capped with … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosity: Alongside the ridge

Sol 2436, June 14, 2019. As scientists probe the low ridge, they are looking for rock outcrops that can tell them something of its structure and nature under the smooth, pebble-covered surface. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2436 … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosity update: So many choices, so little time

Sol 2436, June 14, 2019, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: The planning day started with a change of plans. Due to a late-breaking change in relay pass scheduling, the decisional pass (the communication pass carrying the latest information about … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosity: At the waypoint ridge

Sol 2435, June 13, 2019. The ridge at Waypoint 4 is the latest stop for Curiosity. As detailed here, the ridge is of geological interest because its origin is unclear to mission scientists and may shed light on the Glen … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosity update: Forecast: it’s pebbly out there

Sol 2435, June 13, 2019, update by MSL scientist Susanne Schwenzer: After yesterday’s soliday for the rover operations team on Earth, we went back to work planning activities for Curiosity to complete on sol 2435 in the Glen Torridon area. … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosity update: Ridge rage

Sol 2434, June 10, 2019, update by MSL scientist Mariah Baker: It’s a good thing that Curiosity doesn’t have any competition on the road as she drives fervently across undulating terrain towards a large geologic ridge of unknown origin (informally … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosity: Roving the clay-enriched plains

Sol 2432, June 10, 2019. After a lengthy drive across the pebbled surface, Curiosity is parked near low outcroppings of bedrock. Click either image to enlarge it. Sol 2432 raw images (from all cameras).  

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Curiosity: Makin’ tracks

Sols 2429-30, June 7, 2019. After driving 47 meters (154 feet) east, Curiosity halted and mission controllers directed the Mastcam (34mm lens) to shoot a five-frame composite looking forward (above). The next (martian) day, the right-side Hazcams shot the scene … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Curiosity: Where next?

Sol 2429, June 7, 2019. Two Navcam composites, one forward-facing (above) and one to the rear, show Curiosity’s surroundings. Click either image to enlarge it. Sol 2428 raw images (from all cameras).

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Curiosity update: A ‘no-touch-and-go’

Sols 2429-30, June 6, 2019, update by MSL scientist Brittney Cooper: The original plan for Sol 2429 involved a “touch-and-go” where the rover would have engaged in contact science (that’s the “touch” portion) followed by a drive (the “go” portion), … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off