Curiosity update: Powering through

2381MR0126530011002100E01_DXXX-br2Sols 2395-96, May 2, 2019, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: The drop off of “Kilmarie” drill sample to SAM on Sol 2293 appeared to be successful, but we will not get the full results of the SAM analysis until later today. The results are needed to help determine if we will dive even further into the volatile and organic makeup of the Kilmarie sample. There was no sitting around and twiddling actuators, however, even though the amount of power available was limited. Curiosity will gather more details about the Kilmarie sample mineralogy via another CheMin integration, and also pepper a suite of broken up bedrock fragments around the rover – “Deinabo,” “Durnhill,” and “Dumyat” – with ChemCam shots to compare their chemistry to that of the more-coherent bedrock that… [More at link]

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