MISSION UPDATES | May 18, 2020

Sol 2767: Out to Lunch

Written by Sean Czarnecki, Planetary Geologist at Arizona State University
This image was taken by Mast Camera (Mastcam) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2765.

This image was taken by Mast Camera (Mastcam) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2765. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. Download image ›​

Curiosity is at the "Glasgow" drill site, and preparing to deliver more sample material from Glasgow to SAM in the near future. The SAM analysis will use a lot of power, so we're limiting our power use in this plan to let the batteries charge up. Even the most curious field geologists have to take a break every day to eat lunch and Curiosity does the same, although with a considerably more energy dense meal! But just like a geologist on lunch break, Curiosity is still making some useful science observations of the surrounding rocks!

First Mastcam will take stereo images of "Western Butte," then ChemCam will measure the geochemistry of "Loch Olabhat 2" followed by a Mastcam image of this target. In the background, DAN, REMS, and RAD will continue to monitor the environmental characteristics of this location.