Curiosity update: Change detection

1539MR0079090000800035E01_DXXXSol 1541, December 5, 2016, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: The weekend plan returned some great remote sensing data, including the above Mastcam image of “Ireson Hill” to investigate the stratigraphy exposed in a distant butte. While we work on assessing the drill fault, the team decided to devote today’s plan to remote sensing and change detection.  The plan starts with ChemCam observations of “Hunters Beach” and “Gorham Mountain” to investigate the chemistry of the Murray bedrock.  Then we’ll acquire a Mastcam tau and crater rim extinction image to characterize the amount of dust in the… [More at link]

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