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Latest weather at Gale Crater and Elysium Planitia

Daily Elysium charts and data (temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure)

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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).

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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

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Curiosity: Woodland Bay under scrutiny

Sol 2428, June 5, 2019. The right front Hazcam shows the multi-layered outcrop named Woodland Bay getting the close-up treatment by Curiosity’s instrument arm. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2428 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity update: A many-layered plan

Sols 2427-28, June 5, 2019, update by MSL scientist Claire Newman: The main focus of today’s plan was observations of the interbedded thick and thin layers we found at Woodland Bay before we drive away again, perhaps as early as … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Morningside’s layers

Sol 2427, June 5, 2019. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) is continuing its survey of the Woodland Bay area and the Morningside outcrop in particular. The layers in Morningside appear to have cyclic patterns which, if real, likely reflect … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Hazcam shows Morningside

Sol 2426, June 3, 2019. With Curiosity parked at Morningside, the front Hazcam took a scene-setting image showing the layered outcrop (center) and its surroundings, with Vera Rubin Ridge in the background at right. Click the image to enlarge it. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: West Side Multispectral Story

Sols 2424-26, June 3, 2019, update by MSL scientist Sarah Lamm: Today we planned the weekend activities for Curiosity in Woodland Bay. Woodland Bay is a location in Glen Torridon, in the clay bearing unit. Over the next three sols, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: MAHLI shoots Morningside, a layered outcrop

Sol 2424, June 1, 2019. The rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) shot a multi-frame portrait (above, 4.6 MB) of Morningside, a layered outcrop at the Woodland Bay area where Curiosity is parked. Morningside contains multiple targets of interest. At … Continue reading

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