Curiosity update: Torrid(on) pace

1963ML0102590010605378E01_DXXX-br2Sol 1965, February 14, 2018, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: For the last several months, the science, engineering and operations teams have only met three days a week to plan activities for Curiosity in order to give the engineers more time to focus on bringing the drill back online. This week, we returned to planning five days a week as we continue to traverse east across the “Vera Rubin Ridge” within the Torridon quadrangle, and it feels like the sols (and blogs!) are flying by at rapid speed! Curiosity remained at the same patch of bedrock she has been at all week, a great spot to sit still at while SAM conducts geochronology analyses of the “Ogunquit Beach” sand sample. Before SAM kicks off overnight, Curiosity will acquire a 360 degree mosaic with Mastcam (always a stunning… [More at link]

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