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Weather update from Gale Crater

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MARCI weather report, July 2-8, 2018

Dusty conditions continued around the red planet this past week, as the planet-encircling dust event was still ongoing. The colossal dust cloud was still prevalent between the south polar ice cap and the north polar hood. Solis-Sinai and on occasion, … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Curiosity update: Have we reached the peak?

Sols 2104-06, July 6, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Our primary goal for today’s planning was to continue to approach our next drill location on the Vera Rubin Ridge by paralleling the north side of the ridge (seen … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, June 25-July 1, 2018

For the past week on Mars, the planet-encircling dust event persisted across all hemispheres. Though, active dust-lifting was not occurring everywhere across the planet, regional lifting centers in Solis-Sinai, Hellas, and Elysium continued to sustain a planet-encircling dust cloud of … Continue reading

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Opportunity report, Sol 5132, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

July 4, 2018: Opportunity Sleeps as Storm Chasers Study Planet-Encircling Dust Cloud: As a monster dust storm grew to encircle the Red Planet in June, Opportunity spent most of the month in the dark, presumably sleeping in a hibernation mode … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report: July 3, 2018

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Return to drilling, sciencing the dust storm

[From Emily Lakdawalla’s blog at The Planetary Society] What a difference a few weeks can make! Suddenly, Curiosity is back to full field site operations, the kind it last enjoyed at the beginning of its traverse south from Murray buttes. … Continue reading

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