Curiosity update: Back to nominal MAHLI planning

1632MH0006910010602685C00_DXXXSol 1634-35, March 10, 2017, update by USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: MSL drove about 29 meters toward the south on Sol 1632, and is in a good position for weekend activities.  The MAHLI images taken on Sol 1632 look good, and the dust cover is working properly, so MAHLI is ready to return to nominal operations!  The tactical planning team therefore selected contact science targets on a block right in front of the rover that shows interesting color variations.  This bedrock block is too close to the rover to allow ChemCam data to be safely acquired, so a nearby exposure was selected for an analogous measurement and named “Hurricane Mountain.”  I helped plan ChemCam observations today, and picked a nearly-vertical layered bedrock target that we called “Hardwood Mountain.”  Right Mastcam… [More at link]

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