Curiosity update: Another CheMin analysis

2069MR0109870000903780E02_DXXX-br2Sol 2073, June 5, 2018, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The focus of MSL operations continues to be on the analysis of the Duluth drill sample. The latest SAM EGA was scheduled for the evening of Sol 2072, so the results of that analysis have not been received yet. Both SAM and CheMin analyses require significant power, and can therefore not typically be scheduled on the same day. So today it’s CheMin’s turn to analyze the the Duluth sample again, to improve the statistics of the X-ray diffraction measurements. The uplink team was also able to squeeze in a few daytime observations before the overnight CheMin analysis: Right Mastcam images of Noodle Lake… [More at link]

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