Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 1995-1997: Under DurnessWritten by Michelle Minitti on 03.16.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Left Navigation Camera (Navcams) on Sol 1993 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The science team gave Curiosity a workout in this plan, using just about every watt of power available to carry out a full slate of activities. Sol 1995 starts off with a bang - three ChemCam rasters and a Mastcam 360 mosaic! ChemCam will first shoot "Durness," a flat, gray, apparently wind sculpted slab of bedrock in the workspace. Next up for ChemCam is "Paisley," a faceted cobble of bedrock cut by sulfate veins, and last is "Fingals Cave," a bright white exposure of sulfate vein.
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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.