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Curiosity update: Roving right along

Sol 1729-31, June 17, 2017, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: The drive on Sol 1728 was successful, and our weekend plan will be chock-full of activities. On the first sol, we will do some contact science on the rather … Continue reading

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Curiosity: MAHLI looks at Jones Marsh

Sol 1727, June 15, 2017. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) took a series of images across the flat-surfaced target named Jones Marsh. Note the patchy erosion of the rock’s surface. Click image (6.2 MB) to enlarge it. Sol 1727 … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Remote science and drive on

Sol 1728, June 15, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: After a busy day of contact science yesterday, today’s plan was dedicated towards remote science and driving. As Mastcam PUL-1 today, I was fairly busy helping put together a … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Rough road to the ridge

Sol 1726, June 14, 2017. Nine Navcam images detail the southern skyline — and the rough terrain ahead — as Curiosity drives toward Vera Rubin Ridge. Click image (3.7 MB) to enlarge it. Sol 1726 raw images (from all cameras), … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Little bit of everything

Sol 1727, June 14, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: After a successful drive, our parking spot included a nice patch of Murray bedrock to allow us to perform contact science (MAHLI and APXS) in today’s plan. Our target … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Ridge on the skyline

Sol 1726, June 14, 2017. Four Navcam frames shoot the southern skyline as seen from the approach to Vera Rubin Ridge. Click to enlarge it. Sol 1726 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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Curiosity: Close targets

Sol 1724, June 12, 2017. The Mastcam (with its wide-angle lens) shot a composite image that shows several targets — Haynes Point, John Small Cove, and Barr Hill — in front of the rover. (For more about this site, see … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Curiosity’s four-day weekend

Sol 1725, June 12, 2017, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: On most weekends, Curiosity dedicates part of her efforts to do contact science – deployment of APXS, MAHLI, and sometimes the DRT – because multi-sol weekend plans have more … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Leftovers for dinner

Sol 1722-24, June 9, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Today, as I served as the Science Operations Working Group Chair, we prepared a 3-sol duration plan to keep Curiosity busy over the weekend.  Almost the entirety of the … Continue reading

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Curiosity: More rocks, less sand

Sol 1721, June 9, 2017. As Curiosity approaches Vera Rubin Ridge, the ground is slowly changing. Rocks are becoming widespread and they mostly lie flat. The gaps between the rocks now show lines of smaller rocks, pebbles, and gravel where … Continue reading

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