Curiosity update: ‘Livin’ on the Edge’

FLB_489634093EDR_F0481964FHAZ00323M_Sol 1039-1040, July 8, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: I’m MAHLI/MARDI uplink lead today, and was ready this morning to plan lots of MAHLI imaging of the bright rocks on the slope the rover first climbed on Sol 991.  But the data received after the 5.5-meter drive on Sol 1037 showed that the left front wheel is perched right at the top of a small scarp at the top of the slope.  After examining all the data, the rover planners determined that the rover position is not safe for arm… [More at link]

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