Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 2301-2303: Looking Forward to the Clay-Bearing UnitWritten by Ryan Anderson on 01.28.2019
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Left Navigation Camera (Navcams) on Sol 2302 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This weekend's plan started off on Sol 2301 with some Mastcam atmospheric observations, followed by ChemCam analysis of "Loch Ness" and "Loch Skeen," examples of brown and gray bedrock. ChemCam also had a long-distance image mosaic of an interesting outcrop in the clay-bearing unit. Once the remote sensing was done, it was time for some contact science. MAHLI collected some images of Loch Ness before and after it was brushed, as well as the target "Puddledub." APXS then took a turn, with a quick analysis of Puddledub and an overnight analysis of Loch Ness.
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