Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 160 Update on Curiosity from USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: A Bright Rock

16 January 2013

The Sol 159 "bump" went well, and we received the images we needed to plan ChemCam, MAHLI, and Mastcam observations in the new location. As MAHLI uplink lead for Sol 160, I was focused on planning close-up images of a bright rock that apparently was broken and freshly exposed by the rover wheel. This target is visible below and left of center in this image. During the SOWG meeting, we were able to add an additional MAHLI observation, looking under the rock ledge in front of the rover.