Sols 2361-62, March 28, 2019, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: We are continuing to find interesting new things in Glen Torridon. One of my favorite new images was taken this weekend (Mars sol 2356) on target “Stonebriggs” (pictured). We’ve seen round and smooth clasts before, but this area really stands out in how densely the clasts are packed together.
Were these pebbles rounded by water during transport over a long distance? Or are they wind polished concretions similar to what we saw back on sol 1806? Or something completely different? There is a lot to talk about within the science team!
Curiosity’s workspace today looked more typical of what we’ve been seeing over the last few weeks. In today’s plan, we will continue to drive towards an area we hope to drill. Before the drive on sol 2361, we will collect MAHLI and APXS data on a target named “Ardmillan,” followed by… [More at link]