Curosity Navcam Left B image acquired on Sol 1811, September 9, 2017.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

NASA’s Curiosity rover has just entered Sol 1812 operations on Mars.

The robot is exploring part of Vera Rubin Ridge.

Curiosity Front Hazcam Right B image taken on Sol 181, September 9, 2017.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Images taken by the rover show more rock and less soil. Some of the pebbles are relatively well rounded. The rock face up ahead is smooth and will mean easier driving.

Here are several new images indicating Curiosity is busily at work with its robotic arm outstretched. The rover’s Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam) instrument fires a laser and analyzes the elemental composition of vaporized materials.

Curiosity Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) photo taken on Sol 1811, September 9, 2017. MAHLI is located on the turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity ChemCam Remote Micro-Imager photo acquired on Sol 1810, September 8, 2017.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL

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