Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2291: Selfie time at Rock Hall: say cheese!Written by Rachel Kronyak on 01.14.2019
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Right Navigation Cameras (Navcams) on Sol 2289 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Today we planned a single sol of activities, Sol 2291. As we begin to wrap up our activities at the Rock Hall drill site, Sol 2291 is chock full of science observations. We'll begin the sol with an hour-long science block. Our environmental group (ENV) planned several activities to measure increasing dust levels in the atmosphere; these observations will occur at the start of the science block. Following ENV's activities, the geology group (GEO) planned a ChemCam observation on a soil target near the rover named "Loch Monar" as well as a long-distance Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) image of the sulfate unit on Mount Sharp. Following ChemCam, Mastcam will take images of targets "Loch Monar" and "Stroma." The "Stroma" target is an interesting small rock just in front of the rover.
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These blog updates are provided by self-selected Mars Science Laboratory mission team members who love to share what Curiosity is doing with the public.
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