Curiosity Mission Updates
Sol 2218: No Candy, Just Science for CuriosityWritten by Sarah Lamm on 11.01.2018
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam) on Sol 2216 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL
Curiosity had a good Halloween because it had resumed contact science. Today, Curiosity will have a targeted science block, drive, and then have an untargeted science block. MAHLI will take images of the "Lossiemouth" target before the drive. ChemCam has two planned targets before the drive: "Milton Ness" and "Grange 2218." Milton Ness is a target to capture more of the vein material and some bedrock, too. We are taking more measurements of Grange so we have more information on the dark inclusions. There is also scheduled Mastcam imagery for each ChemCam target.
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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.