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21 January 2019
Curiosity has moved for the first time since December 13, 2018. More importantly, Curiosity is moving to a new geological unit that we have so far called the ‘Clay-Bearing Unit’ (CBU).
18 January 2019
Sometimes the best laid plans of rovers go astray. After wrapping up at the Rock Hall drill site yesterday, the plan was for Curiosity to start driving towards the clay-bearing unit (our first drive in about a month)…
17 January 2019
It has been a productive stay at the ‘Rock Hall’ drill site.
16 January 2019
Gale Crater has become a lot dustier in recent sols (days) due to a regional dust storm in the southern hemisphere that was spotted by the Mars Climate Sounder team, so we added several extra environmental observations…
14 January 2019
Today we planned a single sol of activities, Sol 2291. As we begin to wrap up our activities at the Rock Hall drill site, Sol 2291 is chock full of science observations.
11 January 2019
We will soon be leaving the Rock Hall area, thus this one last look at the drill site from a hazard camera perspective. Seeing those holes always is special, even for #19!
10 January 2019
Curiosity’s onboard instruments SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) and CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy) have come to the end of their investigation of the Rock Hall target, likely to be our last drill location on the Vera Rubin Ridge…
8 January 2019
A Front Hazcam image taken on Sol 2282 shows part of the landscape around the Curiosity rover, including some of the rocks that will be analyzed further with ChemCam.
7 January 2019
Today we are continuing Curiosity’s drill campaign at our red Jura target ‘Rock Hall.’