Curiosity update: ‘Studying our tracks’

NLB_502337580EDR_F0511298NCAM00399M_-br2Sol 1182, December 2, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ryan Anderson: Today’s plan is focused on studying the results of yesterday’s mobility test where we drove a little ways into a sand patch and then backed out, leaving trenches where the wheels were. Yes, we’re disturbing some of the very photogenic sand ripples that we have been seeing, but it’s for a good cause: it teaches us more about how well we can drive in that sand, and by using the wheels to make trenches like this, we can get a better idea of…  [More at link]

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