Curiosity Mast Camera Left Sol 3232 September 9, 2021
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now conducting Sol 3234 duties.

Curiosity has collected its 33rd drilled sample from the “Maria Gordon” drill location.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Delivery and analysis of drilled material from Maria Gordon is headed for the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument – or CheMin for short. That device performs chemical analysis of powdered rock samples to identify the types and amounts of different minerals that are present.

The robot recently sent back these images of its surrounding landscape:

Curiosity Front Hazard Avoidance Camera Right B image taken on Sol 3232, September 9, 2021.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity Rear Hazard Avoidance Camera Right B photo taken on Sol 3232, September 9, 2021.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity Mast Camera Right image acquired on Sol 3231, September 7, 2021.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity Mast Camera Right image acquired on Sol 3231, September 7, 2021.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity Mast Camera Right image acquired on Sol 3232, September 8, 2021.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view an informative video regarding Curiosity’s exploration of a mountain on Mars, hosted by Curiosity’s Deputy Project Scientist, Abigail Fraeman of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, go to:

https://mars.nasa.gov/system/video_items/6041_JPL-20210816-MSLf-0001-360cc.m4v

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