Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 1980: Back to science03.01.2018
Today, Sol 1980, we're taking a break from drilling activities to continue with our remote science campaign at our current location. We have three science blocks in today's plan, which we've filled to the brim with a variety of observations. In the early afternoon, we'll use Mastcam to make a multispectral observation on "Lake Orcadie 2," the location of our second intended drill target (which is just to the right of Lake Orcadie, pictured in the Navcam image above). We'll then take a Navcam movie to look for dust devils. Next up is a series of ChemCam LIBS observations to target Lake Orcadie 2, "Black Cuillin," and "St Kilda." Black Cuillin and St Kilda are repeat observations to take a closer look at small-scale features in our workspace. All ChemCam targets will also be documented with Mastcam images. We'll take an additional Mastcam mosaic of the "Dunbar" target to better characterize the stratigraphic stacking of rocks around the rover.
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