Curiosity Mission Updates

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Right Navigation Cameras (Navcams) on Sol 2406 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

We're driving today! …but only about three meters.

After weeks of staying put while we completed drilling activities at "Kilmarie," Curiosity is stretching her wheels. The main activity in the sol 2407 plan will be a set of MAHLI wheel images, followed by a very small bump forward to place DAN over the Kilmarie drill hole. We hope to take an active DAN observation right over the drill hole to understand more about the hydration state of the rock and subsurface. We'll also squeeze in a bit of science around the drive activities today, including a retake of the Mastcam multispectral image of Kilmarie before the drive, and a ChemCam AEGIS target afterwards.


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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.

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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:

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