• August 22, 2019
Last week, technicians installed the carousel that holds the tools and drill bits that will be used to collect samples for future return to Earth.
• August 13, 2019
The current strategy includes the Mars 2020 rover, a lander carrying a rover and ascent vehicle, and an Earth return orbiter.
• July 02, 2019
InSight has detected a couple more small Marsquakes, and the team has lifted the housing of the heat probe off the ground, exposing the top of the mole in a surprisingly wide hole.
• May 28, 2019
Wispy clouds of stunning beauty fly over Curiosity every evening.
• May 07, 2019
Although we have acquired compelling evidence of flowing liquid water on early Mars, the fundamental question about how water could be stable under Martian atmospheric conditions remains unsolved.
• April 25, 2019
The Curiosity team is touring Glen Torridon, the Valley of Clay, south of Vera Rubin Ridge, happily photographing everything and zapping rocks. It’s clearly a delight for the team to be in a place they’ve been hoping to reach for 7 years.
• April 23, 2019
InSight has finally detected its first Marsquakes, but so far, none have been large enough to produce good science. Still, it’s great news that the seismometer is producing sensible data.
• April 23, 2019
Blurred images and battery issues are no longer an immediate problem.
• March 01, 2019
The HP3 mole started hammering itself today, and almost immediately (after just 5 minutes) appears to have encountered a rock. No matter; they'll try again Saturday.
Jeffrey R. Johnson
• February 25, 2019
Jeff Johnson files a report from ROASTT, the Rover Operations Activities for Science Team Training.
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