Curiosity update: Keep on rollin’ through the rubble to ‘Harlaw’

NLB_614819464EDR_F0761300NCAM00292M_-br2Sol 2449, June 27, 2019, update by MSL scientist Lucy Thompson: We are continuing our exploration of Glen Torridon (the clay-bearing unit) and the varied lithologies exposed in this area of Gale crater, including more rubbly bedrock that is mixed with sand, and more coherent bedrock exposed both in the ground and capping prominent ridges. Curiosity continued the drive away from one of these ridges, Teal Ridge, towards another low-lying lip and ridge of exposed bedrock that we are referring to as “Harlaw.” The drive in yestersol’s plan put us about 9 m away from Harlaw and in a perfect position to get some context Mastcam mosaics of the area that will help us interpret the results of our planned closeup investigation of this area. [More at link]

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