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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3362-3363: Sedimentologist's Delight

After a few sols of challenges that prevented us from getting close-up MAHLI imaging of this dark outcrop in front of us, today we were finally able...

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NASA Selects USGS Scientist to Join the VIPER Science Team

Picture yourself as a scientist who has wanted to explore the Moon since their childhood and then NASA invites you to join the Volatile Investigating...

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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3355-3356: Closer to The Prow

The "bump" planned on Sol 3354 to move the rover closer to "The Prow" outcrop was successful, placing the front wheels very close to the base of the...

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Happy Old Rock Day!

January 7th is Old Rock Day, so let’s take a look at old rocks from near and far!

 

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A crater named for the legendary Dr. Paul D. Spudis: An advocate for future Moon missions

We have exciting news!  The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has recently approved a lunar crater to...

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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3344-3346: Planning for the New Year

On Monday, the team uplinked an eleven-sol plan that will take us through the end of December. Today is the last planning day of 2021, and the plan...

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IAU Approves the Name for Marvin Crater: Learn About Ursula Marvin and Marvin Crater

The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature approved the name for Marvin crater on September 30, 2021. Named...

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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3326-3327: Backing Away From the Cliff

As we continue exploring Maria Gordon notch, we are planning a touch and go with lots of remote sensing activities between the "touch" and the "go."

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Curiosity Blog | Sols 3316-3318: "Gifts From Above"

Curiosity is continuing to investigate a juicy workspace full of a variety of boulders, and one team member described these as "gifts from above"...

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Curiosity Blog: Sols 3309-3311: There's Always Room for Seconds

As we head into a long weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, Curiosity will take advantage of some extra time at the Zechstein drill...

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Curiosity Blog | Sol 3286: Drill Sol Zero!

The Sol 3285 drive went well and MSL has a good view of nearby outcrops, so the science team had a lot of potential drill and contact science targets...

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Tour of Water in the Solar System

Happy Earth Week! This year, the theme for Earth Week is Water. Let’s take a tour of the solar system and see where else water exists, and why it’s so...

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