Curiosity update: ‘Analyzing dump piles’

NRB_506077241EDR_F0521162NCAM00320M_Sol 1225-27, January 15, 2016, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: As seen in the images above, the arm activities on Sols 1223-1224 went well, and we’re ready for even more contact science in the 3-sol weekend plan.  To kick things off, ChemCam will analyze the composition of the wall of the scuff and will also document a sharp-crested ripple with the RMI.  Then Mastcam will document the ChemCam target and look for sand movement.  Overnight, APXS will be used to measure the composition of the background… [More at link]

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