Curiosity update: ‘Laboring away in the Stimson’

1093ML0048440040500338E01_DXXXSol 1095-1098, September 4, 2015, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: As many of us in the U.S. take a break over Labor Day weekend, Curiosity will be keeping busy by using every instrument in her science payload!  Curiosity is currently making her way towards Bridger Basin and studying the Stimson unit along the way.

The weekend 4-sol plan is packed with exciting science.  On Sol 1095, we’ll acquire ChemCam and Mastcam on the targets “Bullwacker,” “Damnation,” and “Bootlegger,” to assess the chemistry of some of the bright bands along fractures and unaltered bedrock.  We’ll also take some Mastcam mosaics to investigate the local geology.  In the evening, SAM will run a diagnostic test, and CheMin will dump the Buckskin sample and analyze an empty cell to prepare for analysis of a future drill sample.  On Sol 1096… [More at link]

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