Curiosity update: A second stop at the dunes

NRB_541042107EDR_F0611086NCAM00385M_Sol 1618, February 22, 2017, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: The drive on Sol 1617 went well, and Curiosity drove 20 m to the south, which put us in a good position for another stop at the Bagnold Dunes.  This site was selected to enable comparison of the leading and trailing edges of the dunes.  Today’s plan includes ChemCam observations of disturbed and undisturbed soil, at targets named “Tomhegan” and “Macworth.”  We’ll also acquire a Mastcam multispectral observation on “Macworth,” along with systematic deck monitoring.  A number of environmental monitoring activities are planned in the first… [More at link]

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