Curiosity update: Leftovers for dinner

1464MH0003970010503887C00_DXXX-br2Sol 1722-24, June 9, 2017, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Today, as I served as the Science Operations Working Group Chair, we prepared a 3-sol duration plan to keep Curiosity busy over the weekend.  Almost the entirety of the first two sols (1722 and 1723) are dedicated to a SAM analysis of a “doggy bagged” sample from the Quela drill hole collected back in September 2016 (Sol 1464).  Several times in the mission we’ve saved samples from our drill locations to analyze later.  This SAM analysis will help us determine the precise chemical composition of the martian bedrock and therefore improve our understanding of ancient… [More at link]

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