Tag Archives: Curiosity

Curiosity: Still in place

Sol 1792, August 21, 2017. Despite plans for a 40-meter (130-foot) drive, Curiosity remains where it has been since Sol 1789. The Navcam shot a composite showing Mt. Sharp, Vera Rubin Ridge, and the ground in front of the rover. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A science-filled weekend

Sol 1790-92, August 18, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Even though Curiosity did not drive the planned 15 meters yesterday evening (she only made it about 11 meters), she moved far enough down the road to get in … Continue reading

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Curiosity udate: Inching closer

Sol 1789, August 17, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: As Curiosity inches closer towards ascending Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR), the science team is continuing to be diligent in both characterizing the local surroundings while also looking ahead and … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Continuing up the Vera Rubin Ridge

Sol 1788, August 17, 2017, update by MSL scientist Christopher Edwards: I was the Surface Properties Scientist, or SPS, on staff today. After completing a successful drive back to the strategic route to continue up the Vera Rubin Ridge, we … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Turning east-southeast

Sol 1788, August 17, 2017. Another drive, this time to the east southeast, carried Curiosity 20 meters (68 feet). At right is the front Hazcam view.  Click either image to enlarge it. Sol 1788 raw images (from all cameras), and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Curiosity update: Taking in the view

Sol 1783-85, August 11, 2017, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: For this three sol weekend plan, Curiosity sidled up to the base of the Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR), whose proximity is evidenced by the 12 degree upward tilt of … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Driving along the ridge

Sol 1785, August 14, 2017. Curiosity turned east and drove for almost 30 meters (99 feet), then made a short dogleg turn to the northeast. The frames for the Navcam composite above were taken at the end of the drive. … Continue reading

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