Tag Archives: Inverness

Curiosity update: Go for drilling at Highfield!

Sol 2224, November 8, 2018, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Today was a good day on Mars. The science and engineering teams are making preparations to drill a patch of grey bedrock named “Highfield”, which will be our latest … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Curiosity goes bump!

Sol 2219-21, November 2, 2018, update by MSL scientist Kristen Bennett: Yesterday Curiosity drove for the first time since sol 2166! Our intrepid explorer is truly back at it after a few weeks off due to the anomaly. The short … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Looking closely at Grange

Sol 2216, October 31, 2018. Curiosity’s Remote Micro-Imager took a two frame close-up on the target dubbed Grange (right). The location of Grange is shown by the yellow arrow in the Mastcam image from Sol 2214 (Oct 29); to the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A BOO-tiful Halloween on Mars

Sol 2217, November 1, 2018, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: Today was an exciting day for me as a member of the APXS team and filling the role of payload uplink lead, as Sol 2217 marked a return to … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Mastcam views, near and far

Sol 2214, October 29, 2018. Curiosity’s Mastcam (34 mm lens) shot a six-frame portrait of the rover’s workspace (above), with the partial drill hole at Inverness in the middle. Below, a sequence of frames showing the terrain lying to the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A windswept workspace

Sol 2216, October 29, 2018, update by MSL scientist Melissa Rice: Today was the first day of planning with the full science team since Curiosity had an anomaly on sol 2172. It has been over a month since we last … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Science is baaaack!

Sol 2204, October 19, 2018, update by MSL scientist Sarah Lamm: Contrary to the “frightening” title, the Curiosity team is excited that science operations are starting to resume! The real fright was when Curiosity had an anomaly on Sol 2172 … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Who’d have thought that Ridge rocks could be so hard

Sols 2172-74, September 17, 2018, update by MSL scientist Vivian Sun: Last night we learned that our drill attempt on “Inverness” was not successful, reaching only 4 mm into the rock. Today’s tactical team bounced back from this news and … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Shallow drill pit at Inverness

Sol 2172, September 15, 2018. The rover’s MAHLI camera recorded the results of the drill’s action at the Inverness target — a shallow pit rather than a hole. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 2172 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity update: Go for drill at Inverness

Sols 2170-71, September 13, 2018, update by MSL scientist Catherine O’Connell: In our previous plan, we assessed the suitability of the Inverness target for drilling. We used APXS to determine if it fell within the required geochemical parameters, first brushing … Continue reading

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