Curiosity: At the (very) Hard Rock Cafe

CR0_585172311PRC_F0712876CCAM01114L1Sol 2114, July 18, 2018. The first of two Remote Micro-Imager photos taken about 20 minutes apart shows how far Curiosity’s drill got when it tried to dig into the hematite-rich rock at the Voyageurs site: Not far.

CR0_585173737PRC_F0712876CCAM01114L1Then the ChemCam laser laid down a pattern of zaps, which blew out the tailings that had pooled in the shallow pit. When analyzed, the zaps may tell scientists more about the rock, including why it is so hard. Both images enlarge when clicked.

Sol 2114 raw images (from all cameras).

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