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Curiosity update: ‘Back at Missoula’

Sol 1068-1070, August 7, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: Curiosity had a successful drive of 19 m on Sol 1067, and we are currently back at Missoula for more targeted science.  The goal is to perform a detailed … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: ‘Lots of contact science!’

Sol 1032, July 1, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Phew! Today was a busy day on Mars! Ken and I were both on operations today, picking up where Lauren left off yesterday. Ken was helping with ChemCam science … Continue reading

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Curiosity studies rock-layer contact zone

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock. In addition to two rock types for which this site was chosen, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: At the contact

Sol 1030, June 30, 2015. The Navcam shoots part of Curiosity’s surroundings in Marias Pass, ending up (right side) at the contact between the Pahrump (light tone, lower) and overlying Stimson units. Below are two ChemCam composite closeups showing mineral … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: ‘Contact science at Marias Pass’

Sol 998, May 27, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: A short bump on Sol 997 put Curiosity in a great position to investigate a few different rock units in Marias Pass, using the instruments on the rover’s arm. … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: ‘Long weekend at Marias Pass’

Sol 993-996, May 22, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: On Sol 992 Curiosity took a short drive into Marias Pass to get a better look at the terrain ahead.  The 6 m drive on Sol 992 brought our … Continue reading

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Curiosity making tracks and observations

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is continuing science observations while on the move this month. On April 16, the mission passed 10 kilometers (6.214 miles) of total driving since its 2012 landing, including about a fifth of a mile (310 meters) … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Checking out a rock called Kanosh

Sol 940, March 29, 2015. The Mastcam, using its longer (100mm) focal length lens, shot a 9-frame composite of the target rock Kanosh. (Click the image to load a 680 KB version in a new tab.) Kanosh may be a … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Close-up on Garden City

Sol 930, March 19, 2015. To help mission scientists plan observations, the MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager) shoots a multi-frame composite of a complex target area in a small part of the Garden City outcrop. (Click on the image to … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: ‘Arm science’

Sol 930-931, March 18, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The MAHLI team was well prepared for contact science today, but had to scramble to react to news early this morning that the right front wheel is perched on … Continue reading

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