Curiosity update: Targeted science at Ogunquit Beach

1651MR0085520000802149E01_DXXXSol 1653, March 30, 2017, update by USGS scientist Lauren Edgar and atmospheric scientist Michael Battalio: Yesterday afternoon the downlink included some results of ongoing drill feed diagnostics that warrant a further look before proceeding with the dune campaign, so the arm activities from Sol 1652 were pulled from the plan and we did not drop-off to CheMin.  But we did receive some beautiful images of scoop OG1, as shown in the above Mastcam image.  Today’s plan is a great opportunity to do some targeted remote sensing activities that we haven’t been able to accomplish due to power constraints earlier in the week. The first science block includes ChemCam observations of “North Brother” and “Avery Peak” to investigate undisturbed sand and to look for changes in sand composition along a ripple crest. Then Mastcam will document the… [More at link]

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