Tag Archives: Inverness

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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Curiosity: Inverness gets the brush-off

Sol 2168, September 11, 2018. Before and after, by MAHLI: Inverness gets the brush-off as part of the drill-site assessment.  Click either image to enlarge it. Sol 2168 raw images (from all cameras).  

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Curiosity update: Starting the drill campaign at ‘Inverness’

Sols 2168-69, September 11, 2018, update by MSL scientist Kristen Bennett: In the weekend plan Curiosity drove to an area that the team thought would be a good location for the next drill site on Vera Rubin Ridge. The drive … Continue reading

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