Curiosity update: ‘…The next drill target’

NLB_471806711EDR_F0442414NCAM00262M_Sol 896-898, February 11, 2015, update from USGS Scientist Lauren Edgar: After completing our drilling activities at the Pink Cliffs outcrop, Curiosity is ready to move on to the next location. But where to drill? We’re searching for something that is chemically very different from the last drill target (Mojave2). After much discussion, we decided to try for a recessive rock near the Whale Rock outcrop. Several possibilities were presented, and the rover planners spent the morning evaluating the terrain and accessibility of the targets. The goal is to… [More at link]

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