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Sol 745 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ryan Anderson: Untargeted Science

Astrogeology News: 9 September 2014

We have not received any data from sol 744 yet, so sol 745 is a simple day of untargeted remote sensing. ChemCam has an observation of the sky (with the laser off) to measure the gases in the…

Sol 744 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ryan Anderson: Driving in Amargosa Valley

Astrogeology News: 8 September 2014

The weekend plan was successful: we got good data from the Homewood contact science target, plus a nice long 92.6 meter drive on Sol 743. The plan for Sol 744 is to do routine wheel imaging, plus…

Sols 816-818 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Lauren Edgar: Leaving Book Cliffs

Astrogeology News: 21 November 2014

Over the weekend 3-sol plan, Curiosity will wrap up the investigation at Book Cliffs and drive toward Alexander Hills and Carnivore Canyon.   It’s been a great week at Book Cliffs,…

Sol 806-808 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ryan Anderson: Congratulations Rosetta!

Astrogeology News: 13 November 2014

On Sol 806, we at the USGS were off for Veteran’s Day, but Curiosity was still busy! The sol 806 plan had a pretty simple morning science block with a single Mastcam image of the target…

Sol 794-795 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ryan Anderson: Beautiful Layers

Astrogeology News: 29 October 2014

The 15.8 meter drive on Sol 792 was successful, bringing Curiosity right up to the Chinle outcrop, which has some beautiful layering. In the Sol 794 plan, we have ChemCam observations of four…