Tag Archives: Vera Rubin Ridge

Curiosity update: Is THIS the red Jura we are looking for?

Sol 2258-59, December 13, 2018, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: The drive around to the north side of “Rock Hall” in yesterday’s plan was successful, placing us at a lower tilt and with room in the workspace to place … Continue reading

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Curiosity report, Sols 2163-2256, by Emily Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society

It’s been a challenging few months on the Curiosity mission, but the team’s hard work and persistence has saw them recover from a major computer anomaly and make progress on science goals at Vera Rubin ridge. Curiosity has been exploring … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Makin’ the most of it

Sol 2257, December 11, 2018, update by MSL scientist Brittney Cooper: Even on Mars, where every second of Curiosity’s sol is planned, things don’t always go quite as expected. This morning we learned that Curiosity didn’t complete her planned drive … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Hunt for red Jura continues

Sol 2256, December 10, 2018, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: After a successful weekend of activities and driving, we were hopeful that we would wake up on Sol 2256 and be ready for contact science and drilling. Unfortunately, Mars … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Thinking on our wheels

Sol 2254-55, December 10, 2018, update by MSL scientist Mariah Baker: Today was one of those planning days when you realize the importance of being able to adapt quickly and think on your feet (i.e., wheels) when operating a rover … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Skyline south

Sol 2255, December 10, 2018. Four Navcam frames trace the skyline toward the south. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2255 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity: Looking for a Jura drill site

Sol 2252, December 7, 2018. Five Navcam frames show the scene to the east and southeast of Curiosity. The rover team is looking for a good spot to try to drill into the Jura member of Vera Rubin Ridge. Click … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: The hunt for red Jura

Sol 2252-53, December 5, 2018, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: Even though they looked promising from a few meters away, this morning’s workspace images showed us that the red Jura rocks we had hoped to drill are too fractured … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Grey today, red tomorrow

Sol 2250-51, December 3, 2018, update by MSL scientist Suzanne Schwenzer: On sol 2250 Curiosity finishes the observations on and around the Highfield drill hole and drives on to an area where red Jura is exposed. The dataset Curiosity collected … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Windblown tailings from Highfield

Sol 2247, December 2, 2018. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) took a photo of the Highfield drill hole and the tailings on the surface around the hole. The wind has scattered some of the tailings, and scientists are studying … Continue reading

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