Curiosity update: ‘Swan, Sunburst, Studhorse, Sweetgrass Arch, and Silver Hill’

NLB_495061043EDR_F0492626NCAM00268M_Sol 1100, September 9, 2015, update from USGS scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The rover drove 34.5 meters on Sol 1099, as planned, to a good location for the imaging of the northwest wall of Bridger Basin.  The Mastcam team verified that the pointing of the mosaic of that wall, planned to occur early on Sol 1100, is excellent.  So the Sol 1100 plan includes another drive, to the southwest edge of the small plateau the rover is on.  Before the drive, ChemCam and Mastcam will observe nearby layered rocks dubbed “Swan” and “Sunburst,” and Right Mastcam mosaics… [More at link]

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