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Sol 665 Update On Curiosity From MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: The Road Not Taken

Astrogeology News: 19 June 2014

On Sol 665 Curiosity is planning to drive through Robert Frost Pass into Moosilauke Basin. There is an hour of time for targeted science on Sol 665, which includes several ChemCam and Mastcam…

Sol 684 Update on Curiosity from MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: Recharging

Astrogeology News: 9 July 2014

On Sol 683 Curiosity drove across a ripple to see how the vehicle performs in the loose sand. Today we are planning Sol 684, which is a restricted sol (meaning we don’t have all of the data…

Sol 685 Update on Curiosity from MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: Science Block

Astrogeology News: 10 July 2014

Today we are planning Sol 685, which includes a short pre-drive science block, 2.5 hours of driving, and some post-drive imaging for targeting. The pre-drive science block contains some…

Sol 705 Update On Curiosity From MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: Hidden Valley

Astrogeology News: 30 July 2014

Today we are planning Sol 705, and Curiosity is just about to drive down from the Zabriskie Plateau into Hidden Valley, where the terrain should be much easier to traverse. The Sol 705 plan…

Sol 706 Update on Curiosity from MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: Scenic Route

Astrogeology News: 31 July 2014

Today we planned contact science (APXS and MAHLI) on a rock target named Thimble, and an extra MAHLI image of an adjacent rock named Poleta. These observations will give us good chemical and…