Tag Archives: Mount Sharp

Curiosity update: SAM goes to Highfield

Sol 2231-32, November 14, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: It’s SAM day for our Highfield drill target! Today we planned to deliver a sample of the ground up rock from our Highfield drill hole to the SAM instrument. … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Mastcam images Highfield drill hole

Sol 2227, November 11, 2018. The tailings pile high around the Highfield drill hole in this Mastcam (100 mm) view. Click to enlarge it. Sol 2227 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity update: Preparing for more SAMple

Sol 2229-30, November 12, 2018, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: Following a successful weekend of science activities at the “Highfield” drill site, today we’re planning Sols 2229-2230. We’re eagerly awaiting data from CheMin, which will tell us all about … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: We came, we science’d, we… still have a lot to do!

Sol 2226-28, November 9, 2018, update by MSL scientist Samantha Gwizd: As we enter this weekend thinking about football, raking leaves, and if you’re like me, sleeping a bit more, Curiosity will be gearing up for three sols of hard … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Peeking into Highfield

Sol 2225, November 9, 2018. Above is the front Hazcam view showing the location of the Highfield drill hole (arrow). Note Mt. Sharp on the skyline at left. At right is a two-frame composite by the Remote Micro-Imager showing Highfield … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Science galore at the 18th hole

Sol 2225, November 9, 2018, update by MSL scientist Claire Newman: Tosol we received confirmation that Curiosity’s drill yestersol was successful, as shown in this Navcam image of the “Highfield” target – our eighteenth drill hole in the martian surface! … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Go for drilling at Highfield!

Sol 2224, November 8, 2018, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Today was a good day on Mars. The science and engineering teams are making preparations to drill a patch of grey bedrock named “Highfield”, which will be our latest … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Mastcam scouts Highfield and vicinity

Sol 2222, November 6, 2018. Mastcam shot a six-frame composite centered on the next drill target, Highfield. (Note the many light-toned mineral veins running through the flat-lying rock outcrops.) Click the image (6 MB) to enlarge it. Sol 2222 raw … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Optimism for ‘Highfield’

Sol 2223, November 7, 2018, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: On Sol 2222, Curiosity drove ~10 m towards the “Lake Orcadie” location, in the hopes that we would be able to drill the gray Jura member here. Today’s plan … Continue reading

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Curiosity: At the Lake

Sol 2222, November 6, 2018. Curiosity is again at Lake Orcadie. The image above is by the Navcam looking down, and the image at right shows the Hazcam view. Below is a Sol 2221 view of the Lake Orcadie outcrop. … Continue reading

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