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Latest weather at Gale Crater and Elysium Planitia

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Curiosity update: Affirm-Etive: We are GO for drilling at Glen Etive 1!

Sols 2485-87, August 2, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: Late during planning yesterday, we got the go ahead to proceed with full drilling at “Glen Etive 1.” We received the results of the APXS and ChemCam compositional analysis … Continue reading

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Curiosity: MAHLI checks over the outcrop

Sol 2484, August 2, 2019. With Curiosity parked on the Southern Outcrop and looking for a place to drill, mission scientists put the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to work checking out the layers from close range. Click the image … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Preparing to drill

Sol 2484, August 1, 2019, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Today’s science activities were planned with the hopes of drilling our next target this weekend. The scientists on today’s shift were largely interested in characterizing the large block of … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Anticipating drill hole number three (and maybe number four…)

Sol 2483, August 1, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: Planning today was focused on getting more compositional and textural information on top of this small ridge that we plan to attempt drilling at the weekend. This ridge is … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A drill with a view

Sols 2482-83, July 30, 2019, update by MSL scientist Mariah Baker: The rover is currently located in the southern part of the “Visionarium,” where we are set to start our next drill campaign, and we can’t help but take in … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Northern perspective

Sol 2480, July 29, 2019. From atop the Southern Outcrop, five Navcam frames profile the exposed rock in front of Curiosity, as well as the terrain it has crossed to get here — note the two wheel tracks as they … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: On the lookout for a drill site

Sol 2481, July 29, 2019, update by MSL scientist Vivian Sun: After a successful ascent to the top of the southern outcrop in the “Visionarium,” we are now searching for our next drill site. There were no bedrock exposures available … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Goin’ up

Sols 2478-80, July 27, 2019, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: Over the last few weeks Curiosity has collected hundreds of spectacular images, like the one above, that document the layers and textures of rocks exposed in the “Visionarium.” (And … Continue reading

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