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2 July 2018

Sol 2100-2101: Back on Top

This Navcam image shows the occasionally steep edge of the Vera Rubin Ridge on the left side of the image and the dusty haze beyond it that has shrunk our horizons for the last few weeks.

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1 July 2018

Sols 2097-2099: Stopped Drive

Curiosity stopped its drive a bit earlier than anticipated. It so happens that the autonomous software onboard Curiosity designed to keep it driving safely kicked in and ended the drive short of the planned distance.

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27 June 2018

Sols 2095-2096: Over the crest

After a steep drive Sol 2094, Curiosity is back over the crest of Vera Rubin Ridge and enjoying the view of flatter terrain ahead.

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26 June 2018

Sols 2093-2094: Feeling powerful

Today’s 2-sol plan kicked off with the good news that our power state exceeded predictions, so we were able to add in some extra science activities.

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25 June 2018

Sols 2090-2092: Watch the Skies

Despite the global dust storm (more correctly known as a ‘planet encircling dust event’) darkening the skies, our nuclear-powered rover continues to do good science.

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20 June 2018

Sols 2088-2089: A Dusty Day on Mars

Over the past week or so, Curiosity has experienced increasingly dusty conditions in Gale crater. Unlike her older cousin Opportunity on the other side of the planet, Curiosity is not solar powered…

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19 June 2018

Sol 2087: Slippery slope

Curiosity pulled away from the ‘Duluth’ site yesterday, but given the blocky nature of the ‘Blunts Point’ member and the sand in between those blocks, she did not get far.

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18 June 2018

Sol 2086: Dusty Skies

The dust storm that is challenging Opportunity closed in on Gale Crater over the weekend with a substantial increase in dust levels. The storm is no threat to nuclear-powered Curiosity and provides an amazing chance for new science.

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17 June 2018

Sols 2083-2085: 30 Sols and Done

The last time Curiosity drove anywhere was 30 martian days ago. A lot has happened in these past 30 sols.

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14 June 2018

Sol 2082: A New MAHLI selfie

The major dust storm that caused the solar-powered Opportunity rover, on the other side of Mars, to shut down has somewhat darkened the skies over Gale Crater, but is not expected to seriously affect Curiosity’s operations.

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