Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2074: And the Crowd Went WildWritten by Scott Guzewich on 06.06.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2072 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Today we received the happy news that the SAM instrument received enough sample to conduct its "evolved gas" analysis of the powdered rock from our "Duluth" drill hole! This will allow the team to study the composition of "Duluth" and search for clues about the habitability of Gale Crater billions of years ago. It also fully validates the new sample drop off routines that were created to work with our new "feed-extended drilling" technique.
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These blog updates are provided by self-selected Mars Science Laboratory mission team members who love to share what Curiosity is doing with the public.
Dates of planned rover activities described in these reports are subject to change due to a variety of factors related to the Martian environment, communication relays and rover status.