Tag Archives: Remote Micro-Imager

Curiosity: Lots of layers in Vera Rubin Ridge

Sol 1745, July 4, 2017: Two 10-frame mosaics with the Remote Micro-Imager show the fine layering and details of two sections of Vera Rubin Ridge. Click either image to enlarge it. Sol 1745 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s … Continue reading

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Curiosity: RMI scopes out part of the ridge

Sol 1734, June 22, 2017. To make a mosaic that measures 10 frames wide by two high, the Curiosity’s Remote Micro-Imager shot 20 frames profiling one part of Vera Rubin Ridge. The mission control directed the rover to drive 16 … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Cracked rock

Sol 1555, December 20, 2016. The Remote Micro-Imager  took aim at a rock target showing a tile-like pattern of cracks that appear to be partly filled with minerals, likely deposited by water. The right side of the four-frame composite shows … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Ireson Hill, in full-width profile

Sols 1539 and 1548, December 4 and 13, 2016. On Sol 1539 (December 4), Curiosity’s Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) shot a five-frame composite of the small butte called Ireson Hill, but the frames didn’t cover the butte’s full width. On Sol … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Long view to a small hill

Sol 1534, November 29, 2016. Five Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) frames shot a composite image of a small hill far off to the southeast of Curiosity’s position. Click to enlarge it. Sol 1534 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest … Continue reading

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Curiosity: RMI on a layered rockfall

Sol 1459, September 13, 2016. A Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) composite examines a layered rock at Quela, probably fallen off the Murray Butte standing near the rover’s current position. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 1459 raw images (from all … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Remote imaging of faraway layers

Sol 1413, July 28, 2016. Curiosity’s Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) takes aim to the south-southwest. The view is over the Murray Buttes (foreground, out-of-focus) toward the distant slopes of Mt. Sharp, where the RMI records a few of its many layers. … Continue reading

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Curiosity may hunt for RSLs on Mt. Sharp

Ever since it was announced that there may be evidence of liquid water on present-day Mars, NASA scientists have wondered how best to further investigate these long, seasonally changing dark streaks in the hope of finding evidence of life — … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Future pathway between buttes?

Sol 1316, April 19, 2016. The ChemCam’s Remote Micro-Imager shot a five-frame composite showing what appears to be a canyon or pathway between several buttes. This lies in the general direction toward which the rover will be driving. Below, the … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Water-altered (& faulted?) layers

Sol 1314, April 17, 2016. The Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) made this five-frame composite of layers in Mt. Sharp. The lower layers appear darker in color than the layers above, perhaps due to alteration by water during one or more of … Continue reading

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