Curiosity update: ‘Long weekend at Marias Pass’

NLB_485560450EDR_F0481194NCAM00272M_Sol 993-996, May 22, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: On Sol 992 Curiosity took a short drive into Marias Pass to get a better look at the terrain ahead.  The 6 m drive on Sol 992 brought our total odometry to 10,562 m. It also put Curiosity in a great position for targeted science over the long holiday weekend. The 4 sol plan includes some large Mastcam mosaics to characterize the terrain and the contact between the Stimson and Pahrump units. The plan also includes ChemCam and Mastcam observations on the targets “Hoodoo,” “Pinehaven,” “Red Sleep,” and “Red Horn” to assess the composition of the bright outcrop and veins. On Sol 995, Curiosity will… [More at link]

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