Curiosity update: Patch Mountain

NLB_540429401EDR_F0610456NCAM00653M_Sol 1611, February 15, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove almost 27 meters on Sol 1610 to a location with several potential targets, so the planning team spent some time discussing priorities.  A dark patch of bedrock, appropriately named “Patch Mountain” was chosen for ChemCam, Right Mastcam, and MAHLI observations.  The MAHLI imaging was moved after the ChemCam observation so that the LIBS impact spots would be visible.  An additional MAHLI image was added to the standard full suite, to provide a 3-image mosaic from 5 cm.  Then the rover will drive again, and take images… [More at link]

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