Curiosity update: Characterizing the Marimba dump pile

1457MR0072140010703385E01_DXXXSol 1459, September 12, 2016, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: Over the weekend, Curiosity completed analyses of the “Marimba” drill sample (our previous drill target), and dumped the post-sieve sample. Today’s plan is focused on MAHLI and APXS of the dump pile, and MAHLI imaging of the CheMin inlet to prepare for drill activities at our current location at “Quela.”  The plan also includes a number of remote sensing observations.  We’ll start with several atmospheric monitoring activities, including a Navcam movie and Mastcam tau… [More at link]

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