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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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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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Curiosity: Rocks layered like wafers

Sol 1648, March 26, 2017. The Mastcam’s 34mm lens captured a color view looking southwest from its position at Ogunquit Beach. Most of the rocks scattered across the surface show a finely layered, wafer-like structure. A few also show bright … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Approaching the dune edge

Sol 1647-49, March 24, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The traction control test went well, and MSL drove over 30 meters on Sol 1646.  The rover will be busy this weekend with lots of remote sensing, arm work, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Edge of Ogunquit Beach

Sol 1646, March 24, 2017. Curiosity drove about 30 meters (100 feet) to the east-northeast. This placed the rover close to the edge of a large sand patch where it can investigate the dune sand and dune ripples at the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Traction control driving

Sol 1646, March 23, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove a little over 20 meters on Sol 1645, toward the big sand dune to the east that is the subject of a science campaign that will hopefully … Continue reading

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