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30 March 2018

Sols 2008-2010: Exploring variations in composition, texture, and color

Yesterday Curiosity drove 35 m to the southeast, which set us up for some great contact science on the rim of a small impact crater.

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29 March 2018

Sol 2007: "Today is a Shetland Day!"

The science team today had a few tough decisions to make to balance time and power.

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28 March 2018

Sol 2006: Three (Martian) Years on the Surface!

As of ~9:00pm Pacific Daylight Time this evening, Curiosity will have made three revolutions around the Sun while exploring Gale crater. Quite a feat,…

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Sol 2005: Squarely in the Red

After completing a nearly 55m drive, Curiosity found itself sitting right in the middle of the strongest spectral detection of hematite identified along its path up Mt. Sharp.

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27 March 2018

Sol 2004: Let’s try that one more time

For Sol 2004, Curiosity threw it back to the 2004’s sleeper hit Mean Girls when the rover said, ‘Stop trying to make ‘drive’ happen.’

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24 March 2018

2001: A Mars Odyssey

Hearing the theme song to the famous movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was the perfect start to sol 2001 planning and inspired us to chose two new target names that were as close to A Space Odyssey as we could get: ‘Boddam’ ((David) Bowman) and ‘Kirkcudbright’ ((Stanley) Kubrick).

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21 March 2018

Sol 2000: Roving for 2000 Martian Days

Today marks a milestone for Curiosity. Our trusty Martian rover has spent 2000 sols exploring Gale Crater helping to unravel the geologic history preserved in the rocks.

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20 March 2018

Sol 1999: Party like it’s (Sol) 1999

Curiosity is but 1 sol away from a major mission milestone, but work always comes before celebrations.

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18 March 2018

Sol 1998: Checking out the scenery

Today we planned for Sol 1998, which was mostly devoted to remote science observations as we drive along the Vera Rubin Ridge to our next area of interest.

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17 March 2018

Sols 1995-1997: Under Durness

The science team gave Curiosity a workout in this plan, using just about every watt of power available to carry out a full slate of activities.

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