Tag Archives: Vera Rubin Ridge

Curiosity: Following the contact

Sol 1680, April 28, 2017. Looking ahead with the Navcam shows that the rover is aimed to follow Murray Formation layers that run southeast towards Vera Rubin Ridge. How steeply the layers dip into the ground is unclear, but this … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Rough pavement ahead

Sol 1678, April 26, 2017. Curiosity has crossed the Bagnold Dune Field and is heading for Vera Rubin Ridge (formerly Hematite Ridge). As a result, the path ahead, as shown in the Navcam composite above, lies across slabby rocks with … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Hazcam views, fore and aft

Sol 1665, April 12, 2017. A bright day in Gale Crater on Mars, and Curiosity stands partway across its rock-and-sand path toward Vera Rubin Ridge and eventually Mt. Sharp. At top right is the view from the front Hazcam, while … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Vera Rubin Ridge, continued

Sol 1661, April 8, 2017. The Remote Micro-Imager continues its survey of Vera Rubin (originally Hematite) Ridge. Click the image to see a larger version. (Earlier section here.) Sol 1661 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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Curiosity: Vera Rubin Ridge, in part

Sol 1657, April 4, 2017. With Curiosity parked at Ogunquit Beach, the Remote Micro-Imager’s far-seeing capabilities let mission scientists shoot a 10-frame composite of part of Vera Rubin Ridge (formerly named Hematite Ridge).  This is the next major scientific waypoint … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: April Fool’s Day or Groundhog’s Day?

Sol 1657-58, April 4, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Over the weekend there was a problem with the Deep Space Network that we rely on to transmit commands to Curiosity, so the rover didn’t receive its instructions and … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: MAHLI imaging of OG1 and remote sensing

Sol 1654-56, March 31, 2017, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar and atmospheric scientist Michael Battalio: Today’s three-sol plan starts with MAHLI imaging of the first scoop location (OG1).  The first sol also includes Mastcam and MARDI imaging for change … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: First half of long-baseline stereo

Sol 1643, March 20, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove about 28 meters toward the south on Sol 1642 and again is in an area with Murray Formation bedrock blocks surrounded by dark sand.  I helped plan … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Another early morning

Sol 1636, March 13, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Thankfully I wasn’t actually on duty today, because with daylight savings time Arizona is now on West-coast time, and planning started at 6:30am! In any case, the weekend plan … Continue reading

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