Curiosity update: ‘Bumping to Missoula… sound familiar?’

NLB_492131488EDR_F0482794NCAM00292M_Sol 1067, August 6, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: With a familiar blog title, I report that in today’s plan we’re bumping towards the Missoula outcrop.  On Sol 1066 Curiosity drove ~ 25 m back toward Missoula, but we still have a little further to go.  However, the science team took advantage of our current position to collect some additional data on the Stimson unit (shown in the Navcam image [at right]).

Today’s plan includes ChemCam and Mastcam observations of the targets “Dixon” and “Doney” to assess the chemistry in different parts of the Stimson unit.  We’ll also acquire a Mastcam mosaic to characterize the terrain that DAN sampled.  Then Curiosity will… [More at link]

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