Curiosity update: Eyes on the sky

NRA_593684719EDR_F0722464NCAM00275M_-br2Sols 2213-2215, October 24, 2018, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: The focus of today’s three-sol plan is environmental monitoring. I’ll be on duty as SOWG Chair on Monday, so I dialed in today to get up to speed. The first sol kicks off with Mastcam tau, Navcam line of sight, and Navcam dust devil observations, to monitor the dust content in the atmosphere and search for dust devils. Then CheMin will return the remaining raw data frames from the “Stoer” analysis from early September. In the afternoon, Curiosity will acquire a Mastcam sky survey, Navcam zenith movie, and Navcam suprahorizon movie, which will provide additional atmospheric monitoring data. Similar environmental observations will be acquired early the next morning… [More at link]

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