Tag Archives: Ireson Hill

Curiosity: Looking around from dune stop #2

Sol 1619, February 24, 2017. The Navcam looks southward toward Mt. Sharp across the Bagnold sands (above), while the right front Hazcam details the arm’s placement over the sand surface, with buttes in the background (right). Click either image to … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Leaving the buttes behind

Sol 1617, February 22, 2017. A three-frame composite by Curiosity’s Navcam shows the buttes (Ireson Hill at right) receding as the rover drives onto the edge of the Bagnold sands. Note the imprints of its wheels at right as they … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Hazcams, fore and aft

Sol 1612, February 17, 2017. Classic views from the Hazcams, front and back. Mt. Sharp on the horizon ahead and Ireson Hill behind on the right. The Bagnold Sands make a sea out of which layered rocks rise like islands. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Finishing up at Ireson Hill

Sol 1610, February 14, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The activities planned for Sol 1609 went well, and MAHLI focus data indicate that high-resolution images of Perry were successfully acquired.  So we’re ready to drive away from Ireson … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Checking Ireson Hill’s stratigraphy

Sol 1608, February 13, 2017. The Navcam shot a three-frame composite image to capture the stratigraphic layers in the rocks exposed in Ireson Hill. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 1608 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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Curiosity update: Studying Ireson Hill

Sol 1606-08, February 10, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Our drive on Sol 1605 was successful, putting us in a good position for weekend science on the northeast side of Ireson Hill. The sol 1606 plan starts off … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Toward Ireson Hill

Sol 1604-05, February 10, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: On Sol 1604 we wrapped up at the first stop of this second phase of the Bagnold Dune campaign. The plan started off, as usual for the dune campaign, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Drill brake issue, ChemCam, REMS, and the terrain ahead

[Editor note: Blog post by Emily Lakdawalla, the Planetary Society] Since my last update, the Curiosity mission has developed a better understanding of the problem that prevented them from drilling at Precipice, but its intermittent nature has slowed the development … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Ireson Hill, in Mastcam color

Sol 1598, February 3, 2017. Four hours before driving to a position to take the Ireson Hill image seen here, Curiosity used its Mastcam (with the 100mm lens) to shoot an incomplete color portrait of the hill. The reduced-size composite … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Celebrating Sol 1600 with ‘Whiskey’ and ‘Rye’

Sol 1600-01, February 3, 2017, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: Wow, 1600 sols on Mars – that is quite an accomplishment!  And we’re at an exciting point in the traverse as we approach the next segment of the Bagnold … Continue reading

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