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Curiosity: Looking east over Pettegrove Point

Sol 1812, September 10, 2017. Mastcam’s wide-angle shot a fine composite looking to the east over the bluff at Pettegrove Point. Afterward, Curiosity drove farther up onto the ridge. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 1812 raw images (from all … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Spectacular views

Sol 1814, September 12, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: As we’ve seen from the past several weeks and months of imaging, Curiosity’s approach to and ascent of the Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR) has provided us with stunning views … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Mars of many colors

Sol 1811-14, September 12, 2017, update by MSL scientist Joseph Battalio: Today was an exciting day of planning as Curiosity continued her ascent up Vera Rubin Ridge. The focus of the weekend plan was on carefully documenting the changes in … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Topping out on the ridge

Sol 1809, September 7, 2017. With an upslope drive of 8.7 meters (29 feet), Curiosity is on the verge of topping out on Vera Rubin Ridge. The bluff named Pettegrove Point lies on the left, Mt. Sharp rises in the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: ‘Thread of Life Ledge’ at elevation –4202 meters

Sol 1809, Setpember 6, 2017, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: Curiosity is on the steepest part of Vera Rubin Ridge that it will encounter along its climb. The machine is performing superbly, having driven a 28 meter distance yestersol … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Widening vista

Sol 1807, September 5, 2017. As Curiosity slowly climbs the layered rocks on the slope of Vera Rubin Ridge, the Navcam view widens, even as the lower part of Mt. Sharp disappears behind the bluff dubbed Pettegrove Point. Click image … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Ridgeline

Sol 1805, September 3, 2017. The Mast Camera, in 34mm mode, shot a composite of the Vera Rubin ridgeline in front of Curiosity as the rover drove upward within a small embayment in the ridge. Click image to enlarge it. … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Mt. Sharp and Vera Rubin Ridge

Sol 1803, September 1, 2017. Top of the ridge not far away; two Navcam frames, click to enlarge it. Sol 1803 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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Curiosity update: Stereo party

Sol 1802, August 31, 2017, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: Curiosity’s drive on Sol 1801 brought us to an excellent location for some contact and remote science in today’s 3-sol plan (setting up for a long Labor Day weekend). … Continue reading

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