Tag Archives: Teal Ridge

Curiosity’s ‘methane mystery’ continues

[Ed. note: original June 23, 2019, story updated on June 24] Curiosity’s team conducted a follow-on methane experiment this past weekend. The results came down early Monday morning: The methane levels have sharply decreased, with less than 1 part per … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Keep on rollin’ through the rubble to ‘Harlaw’

Sol 2449, June 27, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: We are continuing our exploration of Glen Torridon (the clay-bearing unit) and the varied lithologies exposed in this area of Gale crater, including more rubbly bedrock that is mixed … 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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Curiosity update: So much to do before the holiday

Sols 2441-42, June 19, 2019, update by MSL engineer Ashley Stroupe: Curiosity is still parked on Teal Ridge and is in the midst of an extended contact science campaign. This ridge location, shown in the attached image over Curiosity’s shoulder, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Nice view from up here

Sol 2439, June 17, 2019. With the Navcam frames downloaded and composited, it becomes clear that Curiosity climbed the Waypoint 4 ridge, and the layered outcrop lies at its… er, wheels. Beyond the summit rocks, waves of low ridges roll … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Retransmit, please!

Sol 2440, June 17, 2019, update by MSL scientist Dawn Sumner: Curiosity’s most recent transmission didn’t come down as expected, so our plan today is to command the rover to retransmit its latest data. That includes where it ended up … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Up to the ridgetop

Sol 2439, June 17, 2019. Rover planners gave the OK to drive Curiosity up the pebbled slope of the Marwick Head ridge to examine the outcrop at the summit, in particular the layered portion at top right. Above is the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: An oasis of rock in a sea of pebbles

Sols 2437-39, June 14, 2019, update by MSL scientist Catherine O’Connell-Cooper: We are investigating the ridges which are such a prominent feature in this section of Glen Torridon. The ridges appear to be composed of sand and pebbles, capped with … Continue reading

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