Tag Archives: Mount Sharp

Curiosity: Drilling at Voyageurs

Sols 2111-2112, July 15-16, 2018. With Curiosity at the Voyageurs outcrop, the drill went to work. The Mastcam view above shows the drill site (arrow). Below is the Hazcam view of the drill at work, and at right is the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Let the drill fest begin!

Sols 2110-12, July 13, 2018, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: Drilling on another planet is no easy feat, and each time we have the opportunity to do so on Mars feels pretty special. The focus of the weekend three-sol … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Voyageurs

Sol 2109, July 12, 2018, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: I first became involved with Curiosity shortly after starting my third year of graduate school in the fall of 2011. My graduate advisor was selected to join the mission … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Getting ready to drill

Sol 2108, July 12, 2018. With Curiosity now parked at its next drill site, the rover prepares. In the foreground is the targeted area. Click the image (6 MB) to enlarge it. Sol 2108 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity update: Back towards Stranraer

Sol 2108, July 11, 2018, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: After being out of commission for over a year, Curiosity’s drill is making not just a comeback, but a strong one, with imminent plans for a second drill hole … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Heading back to the Great Red Spot

Sol 2107, July 9, 2018, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: The image above shows the Mastcam view as of Sol 2104, in which the nearby terrain is clearly visible, but nothing beyond the foreground, and the entire scene looks … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Under an orange sky

Sol 2104, July 8, 2018. On this day, Curiosity drove about 54 meters (177 feet) to the northeast on the rolling ridge-top. With reddish rocks under a dust-laden atmosphere, the rover’s Mastcam (34 mm) looked out on an orange-tinted world. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Have we reached the peak?

Sols 2104-06, July 6, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Our primary goal for today’s planning was to continue to approach our next drill location on the Vera Rubin Ridge by paralleling the north side of the ridge (seen … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A working holiday

Sols 2102-03, July 4, 2018, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: While the rest of us are enjoying fireworks, BBQs, and spending time with friends and family, Curiosity will remain hard at work over this Fourth of July holiday. On … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report: July 3, 2018

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