Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 2090-2092: Watch the SkiesWritten by Ryan Anderson on 06.26.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Right Navigation Cameras (Navcams) on Sol 2089 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Despite the global dust storm (more correctly known as a "planet encircling dust event") darkening the skies, our nuclear-powered rover continues to do good science. The sol 2090 plan begins with the first of several Navcam observations of the dusty atmosphere over the weekend, followed by ChemCam observations of the targets "Caribou Lake," "Simar,"and "Arlberg". ChemCam also will image the target "Young Lake" again. Mastcam will take individual pictures of the ChemCam targets on Arlberg and Caribou Lake, plus small stereo mosaics of Simar and "Hawk Ridge" to help measure the orientation of the veins and layers seen there. Mastcam will then make some observations of the sun and the distant crater rim to measure the dust in the atmosphere and MARDI will take an image of the ground underneath the rover. Later in the afternoon on sol 2090, Mastcam will take some images of MAHLI to make sure it isn't getting too dusty. APXS will then make two measurements: one on "Hunter Lake" and another on Caribou Lake.
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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.