Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 1957-1958: Onward towards gray patchWritten by Rachel Kronyak on 02.05.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam) on Sol 1955 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL
Over the past several months we've made excellent progress up and along the Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR), taking stunning mosaics and using our instrument payload to examine the local geology. Today we planned for Sols 1957-1958, during which we will continue our VRR investigations and drive further along to our next area of interest. Unfortunately, SAM experienced a minor fault over the weekend, so we'll be delaying those activities - a preconditioning test for an upcoming geochronology experiment - to Wednesday's (Sol 1959) plan.
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These blog updates are provided by self-selected Mars Science Laboratory mission team members who love to share what Curiosity is doing with the public.
Dates of planned rover activities described in these reports are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays and rover status.