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Curiosity Mission Updates

Mars Rover Curiosity in Artist's Concept, Close-up Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Again, there were no MAHLI or MARDI activities planned during my last sol (for a while) as PUL. But lots of ChemCam and Mastcam observations of local rock targets were planned, along with SAM's 4th analysis of soil. The previous measurements of the soil show evidence for a variety of compounds, perhaps including organics. But the organics may have been brought from Earth , so further analyses are needed to confirm this. I will be on vacation for a week, but will try to keep track of what MSL is up to.

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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.

Tools on the
Curiosity Rover
The Curiosity rover has tools to study clues about past and present environmental conditions on Mars, including whether conditions have ever been favorable for microbial life. The rover carries:



Radiation Detectors

Environmental Sensors

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