Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 150 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: A Bit Rusty

5 January 2013

The short drive went well, so lots of "contact science" was planned for Sols 149 and 150. I was MAHLI/MARDI PUL1 for the first time since November for Sol 150 planning, and was a bit rusty. Fortunately, similar MAHLI observations were planned for Sols 149 and 150 (context and high-resolution images of APXS targets), so only a few changes were needed for Sol 150 MAHLI planning. We are studying chemical and textural differences in the rocks near Snake River.