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Curiosity: Scouting ahead, checking soil

Sols 1896-97, December 6-7, 2017. On Sol 1896, the Mastcam took a look ahead toward a depression which may be a small, much weathered impact crater (above, center). At right, the Hazcam shows a scatter of pebbles and soil immediately … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Welcome to Torridon!

Sol 1897-98, December 6, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: As indicated by our long wheel tracks in the Navcam image above, our planned ~25-meter drive on Sol 1896 was successful, bringing us to another stop along our route … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Making tracks

Sol 1896, December 6, 2017. Soft, smooth ground preserves rover tracks, as Curiosity heads eastward atop Vera Rubin Ridge. This Navcam composite view looks northwest. Follow the rover tracks back and note the impact crater inside the Gale Crater rim … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Dogleg left

Sol 1895-96, December 5, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: After spending the weekend analyzing the chemistry of several interesting targets, the science team has planned yet another action-packed science investigation into Curiosity’s next two days on Vera Rubin … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Exploring the ridge top

Sol 1894, December 4, 2017. In a series of six short drives, including several where MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) photos of rocks were taken, Curiosity rolled about 20 meters (64 feet). Its path curved around to avoid a depression … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Making do with what you got!

Sol 1891, November 30, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Even before we started planning today’s activities, we knew there would be a chance that we would be limited on the amount of data returned to Earth following the … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Profiling an finely layered outcrop

Sol 1890, November 30, 2017. Rover scientists commanded the Remote Micro-Imager’s long-range eye to take a 10-frame profile along the edge of a finely layered outcrop, possibly an alluvial fan-like deposit. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 1890 raw … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Taking a long view at layers in Mt. Sharp

Sol 1888, November 27, 2017. The Remote Micro-Imager has taken a 10-frame scan of the layering visible in part of Mt. Sharp.  Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 1888 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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Curiosity update: Back to the grind

Sol 1889-90, November 27, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: While many of us spent the holiday weekend relaxing with friends and family, Curiosity took no rest on Mars and continued working hard today. The Thanksgiving plan included some … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Southern exposure

Sol 1887, November 27, 2017. Curiosity’s Navcam takes a composite looking past a nearby drift of sand toward the terrain ahead. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 1887 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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