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Curiosity: Mastcam looks ahead

Sol 2364, April 1, 2019. The rover’s Mastcam (34mm lens) looked ahead across the Glen Torridon clay-bearing unit, with Mt. Sharp rising in the distance and the southern side of Vera Rubin Ridge at left. These five frames are part … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Rolling along behind the ridge

Sol 2361, March 29, 2019. Leaving a zigzag track (click the composite image above), Curiosity continues to roll northeastward behind Vera Rubin Ridge, roughly paralleling its direction. Sand dune “blow-overs” are visible to the left of the rover in the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Lots to explore in Glen Torridon

Sols 2361-62, March 28, 2019, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: We are continuing to find interesting new things in Glen Torridon. One of my favorite new images was taken this weekend (Mars sol 2356) on target “Stonebriggs” (pictured). We’ve … Continue reading

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JPL: Red Planet rovers and InSights

[Ed. note: originally aired on January 10, 2019]

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Curiosity: Fore and aft

Sol 2359, March 27, 2019. Curiosity has driven about 29 meters (95 feet) in a northeast direction across the clay-bearing unit. The south side of Vera Rubin Ridge forms the skyline on the left side of the rover, and there’s … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Clay-bearing unit showing us its stripes?

Sols 2354-58, March 23, 2019, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: As Curiosity makes her way to the site where the science team would like to drill next, there is no shortage of observations to make of the many different … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Mastcam view of Glen Torridon

Sol 2352, March 19, 2019. Leaving the rock named Muir of Ord behind, and following a drive of about 30 meters (almost 100 feet), Curiosity’s wide-angle Mastcam shot a five-frame view looking at the terrain ahead. The rover is on … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Going on —

Sol 2338, March 5, 2019. Five Navcam frames composited show the way forward through the valley behind Vera Rubin Ridge, which forms the skyline on the left side of the image. (In addition, the top of Gale Crater’s rim is … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Touring Glen Torridon

Sols 2318-19, February 11, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: Similar to its namesake in Scotland, the Glen Torridon area on Mars affords us stunning vistas, but in our case, of the relatively low-lying clay bearing (from orbit) unit … Continue reading

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Curiosity departs Vera Rubin Ridge

After exploring Mars’ Vera Rubin Ridge for more than a year, NASA’s Curiosity rover recently moved on. But a new 360-video lets the public visit Curiosity’s final drill site on the ridge, an area nicknamed “Rock Hall.” The video was … Continue reading

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