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Curiosity: Mt. Sharp vista

Sol 2242, November 26, 2018. While InSight was landing over in Elysium Planitia, Curiosity’s controllers directed the Remote Micro-Imager to shoot an 11-frame composite detailing layers in Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2242 … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: No turkey, but many side dishes

Sol 2236-39, November 19, 2018, update by MSL scientist Fred Calef: Curiosity is planning a smorgasbord of science over the next few days as it awaits results from digesting the “Highfield” drill target material. We’ll continue change detection observations including … Continue reading

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Weather update from Gale Crater

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Curiosity update: Monitoring dynamic modern Mars

Sol 2233-35, November 16, 2018, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: It’s the windy season on Mars, and Curiosity’s activities this weekend include taking oodles of images at different times throughout the day to catch how the wind moves sand … Continue reading

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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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Weather update from Gale Crater

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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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