16 April 2018
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.
15 April 2018
The Sol 2020 drive was completed successfully, placing Curiosity in a good position for contact science on the Waternish conglomerate.
11 April 2018
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.
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.
10 April 2018
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.
7 April 2018
Like Harry Potter in Honeydukes or Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, Curiosity rolled up to the proverbial candy store today, wondering ‘where to begin?!’
6 April 2018
Recently, something else caught our eye: dark cobbles and boulders exposed in patches, as seen in the above Mastcam image.
5 April 2018
Factoids: Mars is the only known planet inhabited exclusively by active robots. It has been this way for over fourteen Earth years…
We always maximize every minute on Mars, so we planned to complete some needed activities before driving away.
1 April 2018
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).