Curiosity update: ‘Catching up after the holidays’

1211ML0054380000503467E01_DXXXSol 1214, January 4, 2016, update from USGS scientist Lauren Edgar: While the science team took a break from operations over the holidays, we sent up plenty of commands to keep Curiosity busy over Sols 1205-1213.  Curiosity acquired a number of change detection and environmental monitoring observations over the holidays, and we’re just starting to assess all of the great data that was returned.

In today’s plan we’ll wrap up our investigation at this particular location (on the lee side of “Namib Dune”) with the goal of driving to a different location tomorrow.  Today’s plan is focused on Mastcam change detection imaging to finish observations that began during the holiday… [More at link]

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