Curiosity update: The great martian bake-off

2070ML0109900000801073E01_DXXX-br2Sol 2072, June 5, 2018, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: We received confirmation that the “Duluth” drill sample was delivered to SAM this weekend, so we’re ready to run our evolved gas analysis (EGA) tosol! An EGA basically involves baking the powdered rock sample in a several hundred degree oven, and then measuring the amount and composition of gases that are liberated. Since running the oven requires so much power, we didn’t have the resources to do a whole lot of additional activities in the sol 2072 plan. We did manage to fit in two science blocks that… [More at link]

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