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originally posted by: Aleister
Yes, I keep reading that Curiosity is just about there, is at the foothills, dug into the foothills, has the mountain just ahead of it, and I have no idea where it actually is. There are links, I know, somewhere.
originally posted by: Blue Shift
This area of exploration is not thrilling me. Hopefully, we'll get some more interesting rocks to look at when Curiosity starts heading toward the mountain. Otherwise, this area is pretty boring
While everyone is recovering from their Thanksgiving meals, Curiosity will be feasting on some exciting science targets at the Alexander Hills! We are on our second pass at the Pahrump Hills, and on this pass we are using the instruments on the robotic arm to investigate several key outcrops in more detail.
This weekend we’re focusing on the Alexander Hills. In the previous plan we used the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) to brush off the dust at a target named “Mescal” to expose a fresh surface. This Navcam image from Sol 819 shows the arm extended while investigating “Mescal".
Does that mean there wasn't just a puddle or pond inside Gale but rather a great lake reaching up to the slopes of Mt. Sharp?
Definitive evidence for lake sediments in Gale crater must await in situ observations of sedimentary textures, grain sizes, and compositions (e.g., Squyres et al. 2004a), which Curiosity will make.
originally posted by: jeep3r
There have been so many posts & threads about potential anomalies at Gale Crater that IMO it's sometimes difficult to find certain images or threads using the search function.
In order to keep track of things, I decided to post a small image compilation that links interesting formations and their related threads here on ATS. In that way, it'll be easier to keep an overview without the need to sift through each and every thread posted on such topics. So here goes an updated version of the mosaic that I already used in one of my previous threads:
Click on the number for related posts/threads with more information:
01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16
New images and additions are always inserted in the bottom row(s), as is the case here with Arken's newest find(s). In case you'd like me to add something to this compilation, please just let me know and I'll try to include it in the next update (in a few weeks or months) ...
I'm not including any opinion of mine right here, because I have done so in many previous threads and most of you know what I think about the formations in question. But that (of course) shouldn't prevent you from discussing or commenting on these images, if you wish to do so.
Enjoy & I hope you find this overview useful ... !
P.S.: Thanks to all of you who keep scanning the JPL image archives and, of course, the folks that make these threads come alive. Keep 'em comin', don't stop looking and Happy New Year, ATS!