Curiosity Front Hazcam Left B image taken on Sol 2440, June 18, 2019.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now performing Sol 2440 science tasks.

“The outcrop in front of us is spectacular,” reports Dawn Sumner, a planetary geologist at the University of California Davis; Davis, California.

Curiosity Rear Hazcam Left B photo acquired on Sol 2440, June 18, 2019.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity’s science team has planned regular weather observations, a survey of the sky at twilight, a movie looking for dust devils and a second one looking up at the clouds.

Also planned, Sumner adds, is a 360° Mastcam image to capture the regional outcrops as well as three Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) analyses, where the instrument automatically selects targets within a region defined by the team.

Curiosity Mastcam Left image acquired on Sol 2439, June 17, 2019.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity Navcam Left B image taken on Sol 2439, June 17, 2019.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity Navcam Left B image taken on Sol 2439, June 17, 2019.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity Navcam Left B image taken on Sol 2439, June 17, 2019.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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