Curiosity update: ‘CheMin analysis’

CR0_476409159PRC_F0450000CCAM02889L1Sol 890, February 5, 2015, update from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL’s batteries are almost fully charged, so the Sol 890 plan includes another CheMin measurement of the ‘Mojave2′ drill sample.  CheMin and SAM require more power than the other instruments, but we want to better understand the mineral composition of the drill sample before we dump the rest of the sample and drive away… [More at link]

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