Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 2376-2378: Refining Composition and Mineralogy at AberladyWritten by Vivian Sun on 04.13.2019
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2370 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
We are continuing the sequence of drill activities at Aberlady. We will be collecting APXS of the dump pile with two offset observations to better understand any compositional variations, which are hinted at by the color variations observed in the drill fines (see above image). We will also be performing another CheMin integration to further refine the mineralogic analyses for Aberlady. We will also take MAHLI images of the dump pile and the drill hole. Discussions of whether we should drill again near our current workspace or drive away and drill elsewhere are still ongoing, but to cover our bases we planned an APXS and MAHLI observation of "Seil" for reconnaissance on potentially drillable bedrock.
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