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Curiosity Collects Fourth Scoop of Soil

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Curiosity Rover Collects Fourth Scoop of Martian Soil

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shook a scoopful of dusty sand inside its sample-handling mechanism on Sol 75 (Oct. 21, 2012) as the third scrubbing of interior surfaces of the mechanism. The rover team is instructing the rover to deliver a sieved sample from this scoopful -- the mission's fourth -- onto Curiosity's observation tray on Oct. 22 and plans to analyze another sample from the same scoopful with the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument this week.

Curiosity collected this fourth scoop of soil on Sol 74 (Oct. 20). A later scoop will become the first delivered to the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. While continuing with scooping activities at the "Rocknest" site, the rover also has been examining surroundings with the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) and Mast Camera (Mastcam) instruments, and monitoring environmental conditions with the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD), Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) and Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instruments of its science payload.

Sol 75, in Mars local mean solar time at Gale Crater, ended at 8:58 a.m. Oct. 22, PDT (11:58 a.m., EDT).

Guy Webster 818-354-6278

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

guy.webster@jpl.nasa.gov

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A Great image from Curiosity !

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A Great image from Curiosity !

No it isn't.

That image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Source: Space.com

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YEah it was a slip of the finger ! :clap: But We will get some shots from Curiosity that will make us all think !

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YEah it was a slip of the finger ! :clap: But We will get some shots from Curiosity that will make us all think !

Not if it involves explanations that dont fit in with our head in the sand attitude. Anything that slightly resembles anything other than dirt or rocks will be quickly hidden and forgotten.

Woops... maybe I'm in for another Waspy-Dwarf bashing !!!! yikes !!!

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Woops... maybe I'm in for another Waspy-Dwarf bashing !!!! yikes !!!

You don't need a bashing from me, you are doing a good job of making yourself look foolish without anyone else helping.

You do realise that Curiosity is still being commissioned and hasn't started it's science phase yet don't you?

Sorry, silly question, you've already demonstrated a total lack of knowledge about Curiosity in previous posts, why should this be different?

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