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20 May 2019

Sol 2410-2412: Grains, up close!

Curiosity is continuing the investigations at ‘Rigg.’ The image in this update shows a close up taken by the MAHLI Hand Lens imager to allow the detailed investigation of the materials that make up the field of ripples.

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17 May 2019

Sol 2409: Playing in the Sand

The sol 2408 plan ended with the rover using its front wheel to dig a small trench in a ripple at the ripple field named ‘Rigg.’ That means today’s plan is focused on studying what that scuff uncovered.

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15 May 2019

Sol 2408: Touch-and-Go!

Now that we’re back on the road following our drill campaign at Kilmarie, Curiosity is planning a quick ‘touch-and-go’ activity today to characterize the local bedrock.

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14 May 2019

Sol 2407: Turning our wheels

We’re driving today! …but only about three meters.After weeks of staying put while we completed drilling activities at ‘Kilmarie,’ Curiosity is stretching her wheels.

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10 May 2019

Sols 2404-2406: (Starting to) Drive Away!

On Sol 2405, we will take a MAHLI selfie of the rover, giving us a nice view of the ‘Aberlady’ and Kilmarie drill holes and the landscape of the Glen Torridon region.

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Sols 2402-2403: APX-cited to analyze "Kilmarie" drill fines!

Science update from Curiosity.

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7 May 2019

Sols 2400-2401: Just a cloud at twilight…

Mars is steadily moving toward the cloudiest time of year at low latitudes, which occurs from about southern mid fall through mid winter. This means that right now, just over 40 Mars sols after fall equinox, we’re expecting to see the cloud cover increasing,…

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5 May 2019

Sols 2397-2399: Go SAM, Go!

It was a busy weekend for the Curiosity rover.

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1 May 2019

Sols 2395-2396: Powering through

The rover will acquire a long distance RMI mosaic looking uphill toward the part of the Mount Sharp stratigraphy that is observed to have a strong spectral signature of sulfate from orbit.

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28 April 2019

Sol 2393-2394: Putting the L in MSL

“On sol 2393 the afternoon science block is dedicated to atmospheric observations. Navcam will watch for dust devils and clouds, and Mastcam will look at the sun and the sky to figure out how much dust is in the atmosphere and what its properties are.”

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