Curiosity update: Cross-contamination experiment

NLB_532962849EDR_F0592830NCAM00654M_Sol 1535, November 29, 2016, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The current drill campaign continues to go smoothly, and the Sol 1535 plan is dominated by an experiment to see if any Sebina sample material is left inside the drill bit chamber from the previous drilling.  This is motivated by the fact that we only used vibration to transfer that sample from the drill bit assembly into CHIMRA, rather than also using percussion.  So it’s a “cross-contamination experiment” designed to see if the vibration didn’t do a complete job back when we first drilled Sebina.  Lots of images of the sieve and other parts of CHIMRA will be… [More at link]

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