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16 July 2019

Sols: 2468-2469: Rolling Southward!

Curiosity finished up our investigation at Harlaw Rise on the weekend, and commenced our drive to an area we are (informally) calling the ‘Southern Outcrop,’ another of the ridge features that are so prominent in this part of Glen Torridon.

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13 July 2019

Sol 2465-2467: Finishing up at Harlaw Rise

The Sol 2463 drive went as planned, leaving Curiosity in position to examine what appears to be a small dome in the sedimentary rocks (visible on the left side of the scene shown here).

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11 July 2019

Sols 2463-2464: A fountain of data

Curiosity continued work on and around the gorgeous outcrop pictured above that was started on Sol 2461. The layers of the outcrop – with their different colors, textures and thicknesses – tell us a story, one we worked to decipher in this plan with our full complement of contact and targeted science instruments.

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7 July 2019

Sols 2461-2462: What Would We Do Without MAHLI?

The data from Mars returned a trove of close-up images from the outcrop near the top of ‘Harlaw Rise,’ including the one shown here.

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5 July 2019

Sols 2457-2460: A busy holiday weekend!

Curiosity will continue to investigate the rocky Harlaw region of the Glen Torridon formation on this holiday weekend. Curiosity arrived at her current location on Monday and has been investigating some interesting layered bedrock material over the past few days.

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3 July 2019

Sol 2455-2456: Investigating laminated rocks.

The 4th of July is coming up – and so the team worked to keep the rover busy without keeping ourselves busy! Today Earth time we planned two Mars sols, and tomorrow Earth time we will complete an over-sized weekend plan that will keep Curiosity busy while we celebrate 4th of July on Earth.

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2 July 2019

Sol 2454: Exploring Harlaw Rise

Curiosity is currently near the top of Harlaw Rise, having made a slight diversion from the southward drive through the clay-bearing unit to explore the nice exposures of rocks on this hill.

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28 June 2019

Sols 2451-2453: Climbing Higher

Curiosity has been a bit down lately-in elevation. After exploring the top of Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR) last year, the rover descended into a trough south of the ridge, dropping as much as 15 meters in elevation this spring to explore part of the clay-bearing unit.

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Sol 2450: "Badcall" or a good call?

Curiosity is parked in front of a ridge-forming outcrop known as ‘Harlaw’ in the Glen Torridon region, and the team had some fun with naming targets today.

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26 June 2019

Sol 2449: Keep on rollin’ through the rubble to "Harlaw"

Curiosity is continuing our exploration of Glen Torridon (the clay-bearing unit) and the varied lithologies exposed in this area of Gale crater, including more rubbly bedrock that is mixed with sand, and more coherent bedrock exposed both in the ground and capping prominent ridges.

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