Curiosity update: Examining drill tailings

1977MR0103370010901802E01_DXXX-br2Sol 1978, February 28, 2018, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The tactical planning schedule was delayed by 2 hours today so that we would have the latest data from Sol 1977 available for planning. When the data arrived, it quickly became clear that the feed-extended drilling did not complete as planned. However, the new drilling technique was partly successful, producing tailings from up to 1 cm below the surface. So we had to quickly react to this situation, and the Sol 1978 plan is focused on measuring the composition of the fresh drill tailings. This made for an interesting day for me as SOWG Chair! [More at link]

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