Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 1875-1876: Sitting on the BoundaryWritten by Christopher S. Edwards on 11.15.2017
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 1873 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
There was no drive in the plan today, so the science team spent the morning identifying and working out a plan to characterize several high-priority science targets. What makes this day a bit different than other days is that Curiosity is sitting right on the boundary between two geologic units observed from orbit. In the next few days Curiosity will drive over this contact between the lighter-toned, lower unit and the darker-toned, upper unit of the Vera Rubin Ridge. These brightness differences observed from orbit are quite striking and at Curiosity's current position, both of these units were visible and reachable by the arm.
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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.