Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 1972: Finishing Up Observations of Ogunquit BeachWritten by Abigail Fraeman on 02.21.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Front Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Front Hazcams) on Sol 1971 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Tosol we planned to finish up our suite of observations on the "Ogunquit Beach" sand sample that was off-loaded from the rover over the weekend. As described in yesterday's blog, the rover had dumped two piles of the Ogunquit Beach sample - a pre-sieved and post-sieved portion - on the ground in front of us. Because we spent yestersol observing the pre-sieved dump pile with MAHLI and APXS, we are now ready to blast that pile around with ChemCam's laser, which we will do in today's plan!
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