Curiosity update: Turning our wheels

NRB_611085981EDR_M0751398NCAM00591M_-br2Sol 2407, May 14, 2019, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman: We’re driving today! …but only about three meters.

After weeks of staying put while we completed drilling activities at “Kilmarie,” Curiosity is stretching her wheels. The main activity in the sol 2407 plan will be a set of MAHLI wheel images, followed by a very small bump forward to place DAN over the Kilmarie drill hole. We hope to take an active DAN observation right over the drill hole to understand more about the hydration state of the rock and subsurface. We’ll also squeeze in a bit of science around the drive activities today, including a retake of the Mastcam… [More at link]

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