Curiosity update: A way to spend a day at Solway

NLB_616597178EDR_F0762194NCAM00353M_-br2Sols 2470-71, July 17, 2019, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: Today, Curiosity finds itself parked in front of a fascinating area of martian bedrock with clearly lighter and darker colored areas next to each other as seen in the Navcam image above. This will be a “full” contact science location and the rover will spend the next few sols examining the rocks in this immediate area just in front of the Southern Outcrop. A target on the lighter-colored bedrock was termed “Solway Firth” and it will get a ChemCam LIBS target and the full dust-removal tool treatment before APXS and MAHLI observations. The second contact science location (without the dust removal) will be “Nith”… [More at link]

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