Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2052: We've Been Here BeforeWritten by Scott Guzewich on 05.14.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Left Navigation Camera (Navcams) on Sol 2051 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
We expected to start planning today examining a new location within arm's reach (or a very short drive's reach) of a possible location for our next drilling attempt, but instead found images like this. Rather than driving almost 11 meters, Curiosity only drove about 1/2 meter before stopping. So, we found ourselves looking at images of previous wheel tracks and contact science targets rather than a new location.
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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.
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