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27 July 2019
Sol 2478 – 2480 – Goin’ Up
Over the last few weeks Curiosity has collected hundreds of spectacular images, like the one above, that document the layers and textures of rocks exposed in the ‘Visionarium.’
3 June 2019
Sols 2422-2423: Familiar rocks at our feet
On Sol 2420 Curiosity drove ~61 m back to the ‘Woodland Bay’ target, to analyze some interesting thick and thin laminations within the bedrock that we had observed previously, and to characterize compositional diversity.
28 May 2019
Sols 2419-2421: Easy Driving
We’ve left multiple tracks across the cobblestone plain of Glen Torridon. This image shows our current view to the northeast, with the slope of Mount Sharp on the right and the scarp of Vera Rubin Ridge on the left.
14 May 2019
Sol 2407: Turning our wheels
We’re driving today! …but only about three meters.After weeks of staying put while we completed drilling activities at ‘Kilmarie,’ Curiosity is stretching her wheels.
28 April 2019
Sol 2393-2394: Putting the L in MSL
“On sol 2393 the afternoon science block is dedicated to atmospheric observations. Navcam will watch for dust devils and clouds, and Mastcam will look at the sun and the sky to figure out how much dust is in the atmosphere and what its properties are.”
26 April 2019
Sols 2390-2393: Confirmation of another taste of the "Clay-Bearing Unit", as good as the first?
“We are particularly interested in whether this sample from the ‘Clay-Bearing Unit,’ Glen Torridon area, does in fact contain clay (as have the majority of drilled samples), and if it does, how much is present and what type of clay mineral is it?”
28 January 2019
Sols 2304-2305: In the Clay Unit
Today’s plan found Curiosity solidly in new territory and the view couldn’t be more different than the patchy bedrock of the Vera Rubin Ridge.
27 January 2019
Sols 2301-2303: Looking Forward to the Clay-Bearing Unit
This weekend’s plan started off on Sol 2301 with some Mastcam atmospheric observations, followed by ChemCam analysis of ‘Loch Ness’ and ‘Loch Skeen,’ examples of brown and gray bedrock.
23 January 2019
Sol 2300: Beam me up Scotty!
Curiosity is on the brink of descending down off the Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR) onto the clay-bearing unit. We are hoping to ‘beam up’ lots of interesting new data to the Mars orbiters…
22 January 2019
Sol 2299: Melrose Place
Curiosity is continuing the first phase of its journey to the ‘clay-bearing unit,’ the low elevation portion in the middle distance of this Navcam image with a series of ‘touch-and-go’ driving sols.