Curiosity update: ‘Mini-drilling, take 2′

0880MH0004620000302352R00_DXXX-br2Sol 881, January 27, 2015, update from USGS Scientist Ryan Anderson: Well, we’re certainly hitting the ground running after our flight software upgrade! Today we received some very nice MAHLI images of the target ‘Mojave2′ that the rover brushed on sol 880. We also got the results of our preloading test, where the drill is pushed against the rock to make sure it isn’t going to shift as we drill. Mojave2 looks nice and stable, so the main activity in the 881 plan is to do a mini-drill in this location. Last… [More at link]

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