Tag Archives: MSL

THEMIS: Gale Crater, false color, part 2

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 12, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater, where it is traversing the Bagnold Dunes, shown … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Keep on driving

Sol 1664-65, April 10, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove about 24 meters on Sol 1662, and another drive is planned for Sol 1664.  Before the drive, lots of targeted remote sensing is planned:  ChemCam and Right Mastcam … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Gale Crater in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, April 11, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of the floor of Gale Crater. The Curiosity Rover is located in Gale Crater, where it is traversing the Bagnold Dunes, shown in this image as … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Vera Rubin Ridge, continued

Sol 1661, April 8, 2017. The Remote Micro-Imager continues its survey of Vera Rubin (originally Hematite) Ridge. Click the image to see a larger version. (Earlier section here.) Sol 1661 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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Curiosity update: DAN has been busy

Sol 1661-63, April 8, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Our drive away from the “Ogunquit Beach” sand dune location went well, taking us about 35 meters to the southwest and putting us in a good location to continue … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Gale Crater wall rock

Gale Crater wall rock — This is at the far northern edge of the crater, well beyond the sight of the Curiosity rover. Beautiful Mars series.

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Curiosity update: Time to hit the road again

Sol 1659-60, April 5, 2017, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: Curiosity has been carrying out a great investigation at Ogunquit Beach, but we’re still working out some issues related to the drill feed, so the decision was made to … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Vera Rubin Ridge, in part

Sol 1657, April 4, 2017. With Curiosity parked at Ogunquit Beach, the Remote Micro-Imager’s far-seeing capabilities let mission scientists shoot a 10-frame composite of part of Vera Rubin Ridge (formerly named Hematite Ridge).  This is the next major scientific waypoint … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: April Fool’s Day or Groundhog’s Day?

Sol 1657-58, April 4, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Over the weekend there was a problem with the Deep Space Network that we rely on to transmit commands to Curiosity, so the rover didn’t receive its instructions and … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: MAHLI imaging of OG1 and remote sensing

Sol 1654-56, March 31, 2017, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar and atmospheric scientist Michael Battalio: Today’s three-sol plan starts with MAHLI imaging of the first scoop location (OG1).  The first sol also includes Mastcam and MARDI imaging for change … Continue reading

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