Curiosity update: ‘Dump and thwack’

PIA19920_modestSol 1133, October 13, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: Sol 1133 activities are dominated by dumping the “Big Sky” sample and “thwacking” CHIMRA (the Collection and Handling for in-Situ Martian Rock Analysis) to clean out any remnants of the sample.  We have to do this in preparation for the next drill sample, which will likely be the “Greenhorn” target in tomorrow’s plan.  In addition to these arm activities, today’s plan includes several ChemCam and Mastcam observations of “Greenhorn” and “Gallatin Pass” to assess chemical variations across a fracture… [More at link]

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