Tag Archives: Vera Rubin Ridge

Curiosity: Charting a path forward

Sol 2302, January 27, 2019. Curiosity’s Navcam shot a new composite of the scenery ahead, after a sequence of drives totaling a little over 27 meters (88 feet). Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2302 raw images (from all … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Clay-bearing viewpoint

Sol 2299, January 24, 2019. Using its wide-angle (34mm) camera, Curiosity’s Mastcam shot a five-frame view overlooking the reverse slope of Vera Rubin Ridge (foreground and top left). Mission scientists and engineers are planning to drive Curiosity down off the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Beam me up Scotty!

Sol 2300, January 24, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: Curiosity is on the brink of descending down off the Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR) onto the clay-bearing unit. We are hoping to ‘beam up’ lots of interesting new data … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Melrose Place

Sol 2299, January 23, 2019, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Curiosity is continuing the first phase of its journey to the “clay-bearing unit,” the low elevation portion in the middle distance of this Navcam image with a series of … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Commencement of the Clay- Bearing Unit campaign

Sol 2298, January 22, 2019, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: Curiosity has moved for the first time since December 13, 2018. More importantly, Curiosity is moving to a new geological unit that we have so far called the “Clay-Bearing … Continue reading

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Curiosity: New surroundings

Sol 2297, January 22, 2019. A 36-meter (120-f00t) drive to the east placed Curiosity in new surroundings, although still atop Vera Rubin Ridge. The view above (click to enlarge it) sweeps from Mt. Sharp to the south around to the … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Distant buttes

Sol 2295, January 20, 2019. The Remote Micro-Imager reached out to profile distant layered buttes on the flanks of Mt. Sharp. Click image to enlarge it. Sol 2295 raw images (from all cameras).

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Curiosity update: Just can’t wait to get on the road again

Sols 2295-97, January 18, 2019, update by MSL scientist Melissa Rice: Sometimes the best laid plans of rovers go astray. After wrapping up at the Rock Hall drill site yesterday, the plan was for Curiosity to start driving towards the … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: On the road again

Sols 2293-94, January 17, 2019, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: It has been a productive stay at the “Rock Hall” drill site. The number and diversity of analyses performed on the drill target and drilled sample itself – mineralogy … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Dust to dust

Sol 2292, January 17, 2019, update by MSL scientists Brittney Cooper and Claire Newman: Today was our last day at “Rock Hall,” so it was our final chance to get every last bit of science at this location. We had … Continue reading

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