Tag Archives: Mount Sharp

Curiosity update: Winter is coming

Sol 1843-44, October 16, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: The seasons on Mars are long, and even though Curiosity is near the equator, the change in weather between the seasons is noticeable and winter is coming to Gale … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Quite a diffracting weekend!

Sol 1831, September 30, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: The science team has been waiting quite a long time for this moment. Back in late March, nearly 180 Mars-days ago and when Curiosity was investigating the last stretches … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: We’ve got the power

Sol 1830, September 29, 2017, update by MSL scientist Michael Battalio: With apologies to Montgomery Scott, “we do not have the power…,” but we will, as today was about keeping our state of charge up in preparation for possible CheMin … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Going up….

Sol 1829, September 28, 2017. Leaving Bar Harbor quadrangle and entering Kuruman quad, Curiosity is driving steadily up the stepped layers on top of Vera Rubin Ridge. The Navcam composite above looks south toward Mt. Sharp and the path ahead, … Continue reading

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Curiosity updates: Hello Kuruman!

Sol 1829, September 27, 2017, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: As was predicted in yesterday’s blog, we have officially left the “Bar Harbor” quadrangle and are now into the “Kuruman” quadrangle. This quadrangle is named after a charming town … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Bye, bye, Bar Harbor

Sol 1828, September 27, 2017, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: Before landing, Curiosity’s landing ellipse and the foothills of Mt. Sharp were divided up into quadrangles – squares ~1.5 km on a side – to give science team members … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: It’s deja vu all over again

Sol 1827, September 25, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Just when we thought we were going to leave this spot on Mars, we found ourselves stuck here for yet another sol. This time, a fault during one of … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Reality and fantasy collide

Sol 1824-26, September 22, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: At times, it seems like fantasy that we have a nuclear-powered car exploring Mars and that I get to help that exploration, including today as the Science Operations Working … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: “Will you come with me, sweet Reader?”

Sol 1822, September 21, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Curiosity continues her traverse across the lowermost portions of Vera Rubin Ridge, where she continues to investigate the interesting rock textures and colors ahead. Our current location is quite … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Higher levels ahead

Sol 1822, September 21, 2017. Mission controllers have driven Curiosity about 40 meters (82 feet) drive to the south-southeast. As the Navcam looks ahead, upper surface of Vera Rubin Ridge is revealing stepped layers not far away. These are visible … Continue reading

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