Tag Archives: Ogunquit Beach

Curiosity update: Filling up on pre-holiday data treats

Sol 1911-12, December 20, 2017, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: This morning we found ourselves back on familiar ground, near the targets “Lismore” and “Leadhills” that we imaged back on sol 1905. We drove here to take a closer … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Driving ‘home’ for the holidays

Sol 1909-10, December 18, 2017, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: Today’s planning session kicked off with an important decision about where to drive and how that will set us up for exciting science over the holidays. After much discussion, … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Welcome to Torridon!

Sol 1897-98, December 6, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: As indicated by our long wheel tracks in the Navcam image above, our planned ~25-meter drive on Sol 1896 was successful, bringing us to another stop along our route … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Stuffed with science

Sol 1882-88, November 21, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ryan Anderson: This week we put together two extra-large helpings of science to get us through the Thanksgiving holiday. The first plan covers sols 1882 through 1886 and much like my … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Planning to drive again

Sol 1863, November 1, 2017, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: Curiosity will finally be back on the move. The rover made an unexpected stop of nearly two weeks in the current location due to several things ranging from failed … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: The curse of Vera Rubin Ridge strikes again

Sols 1861-61, October 30, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ryan Anderson: We are starting to suspect that Vera Rubin Ridge might be cursed. After the challenges we faced last week, we were hoping for a successful weekend plan but alas, … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A working weekend

Sols 1858-60, October 27, 2017, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: Following a series of setbacks this week, Curiosity is on track to have a productive, albeit stationary, weekend. Monday’s communication issue and Wednesday’s possible difficulties in delivering the “Ogunquit … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Take 2 (almost)!

Sols 1856-57, October 25, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: After Monday’s communications hiccup (detailed here) that prevented us from uplinking our two-sol plan, today we’re hoping to redo most of what we had in Monday’s plan. This primarily … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Space is hard

Sols 1853-54, October 24, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Our exploration of space, and Gale Crater specifically, is enabled by incredible technology and amazing engineers and scientists. But, circumstances constantly remind us that space is hard. It’s a … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Feeding SAM some sand

Sol 1852, October 20, 2017, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove over 20 meters on Sol 1850, to an area with lots of bedrock exposed. We had several nice targets to choose from, but were limited in what … Continue reading

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