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Curiosity update: Brushing Beauly and beholding Balnakettle

Sol 2443, June 20, 2019, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: Curiosity is still parked at a tilt of a little over 23˚ to examine the outcrop on top of “Teal Ridge.” While the science team begins to pore over … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Along a scarp

Along a scarp. All along this section of scarp of a canyon in Kasei Valles, there appears to be a lobe-shaped margin of something (lava? mud? flood sediments?) that flowed into this trough, coated the floor and subsequently drained. What’s … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Cyane Fossae on Alba Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 21, 2019. This VIS image shows lava flows from Alba Mons, and a tectonic graben called Cyane Fossae. It is thought that the linear depressions that surround Alba Mons were created by a huge … Continue reading

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Mars 2020 rover gets its wheels

In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the starboard legs and wheels – otherwise known as the mobility suspension – on the Mars 2020 rover. They installed the port … Continue reading

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Latest weather at Gale Crater and Elysium Planitia

Daily Elysium charts and data (temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure) here.

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HiRISE: Mind your deposit

Mind your deposit. The CRISM instrument on MRO (a spectrometer) has detected clay deposits here that is a very uncommon sedimentary setting. HiRISE Picture of the Day archive. [More at links]

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THEMIS: Shalbatana Vallis

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 20, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Along side of the major channel is a smaller tributary channel. A landslide deposit is also visible in this image. Explore more THEMIS Images … Continue reading

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Curiosity: On Teal Ridge

Sol 2441, June 19, 2019. Curiosity is placed so that mission scientists can examine the outcrop closely. At right are the views from the front Hazcam view and Navcam. Above is a Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) frame showing regular … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, June 10-16, 2019

The regional dust storm noted in the previous week’s report had abated by the beginning of this past week, with only a remnant dust haze visible around Olympus Mons for a couple additional sols. Conditions along the edge of the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Volcanic field on floor of Coprates Chasma

A volcanic field on the floor of Coprates Chasma. In this image, there are some nice cones with summit craters surrounded by a flow field. They look young, but they could have been buried and re-exhumed based on nearby pedestal … Continue reading

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