Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 2172-2174: Who'd Have Thought That Ridge Rocks Could Be So HardWritten by Vivian Sun on 09.17.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam) on Sol 2170 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL
Last night we learned that our drill attempt on "Inverness" was not successful, reaching only 4 mm into the rock. Today's tactical team bounced back from this news and quickly assembled a plan to move on. This proved to be a busy day for the whole team, including me as the Geology Keeper of the Plan!
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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.
Dates of planned rover activities described in these reports are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays and rover status.