Curiosity update: ‘Arm science’

0926MR0040720010501730E01_DXXXSol 930-931, March 18, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The MAHLI team was well prepared for contact science today, but had to scramble to react to news early this morning that the right front wheel is perched on a small rock and therefore is not in a safe position for arm contact with the surface.  We had originally planned to brush a potential APXS target with the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) and take MAHLI images of the brushed spot.  But the DRT activity had to be deleted, and MAHLI reconnaissance imaging of another potential APXS target added to the plan.  This made for a hectic morning for me and the other MAHLI… [More at link]

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