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16 April 2018

Sols 2025-2026: From Float Rocks to Suilven Ripple

Over the weekend Curiosity completed a 13 meter drive from some interesting float rocks including some potential breccias to ‘Suilven Ripple’, a sand ripple where it will characterize the grain sizes and ripple morphology.

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15 April 2018

Sols 2022-2024: Waternish extravaganza

The Sol 2020 drive was completed successfully, placing Curiosity in a good position for contact science on the Waternish conglomerate.

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11 April 2018

Sol 2020-2021: Leaving Bressay

The top science priority for this plan for Curiosity is to acquire all of the data needed to adequately characterize the rocks at the current location before driving away.

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Sol 2019: The workspace that just keeps giving

We’ve been really excited by the diversity of rock types, as seen in the above Mastcam image. The team decided to stay for one more full day of contact science before driving away in tomorrow’s plan.

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10 April 2018

Sol 2018: Rock Garden

An eclectic mix of rock targets has kept our team’s attention for another sol today. The sheer number of possible science investigations led us to initially oversubscribing our science plan and thus needing to prioritize.

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7 April 2018

Sols 2015-2017: Rover in a candy store

Like Harry Potter in Honeydukes or Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, Curiosity rolled up to the proverbial candy store today, wondering ‘where to begin?!’

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6 April 2018

Sol 2014: Something new and different

Recently, something else caught our eye: dark cobbles and boulders exposed in patches, as seen in the above Mastcam image.

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5 April 2018

Sol 2013: From Biwabik Back to Torridon

Factoids: Mars is the only known planet inhabited exclusively by active robots. It has been this way for over fourteen Earth years…

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Sol 2012: Moving On

We always maximize every minute on Mars, so we planned to complete some needed activities before driving away.

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1 April 2018

Sol 2011: Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Wheel Tracks

After the weekend drive, the rover ended up in a spot that was a little too unstable to pass the Slip Risk Assessment Process (SRAP).

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