Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 707 Update On Curiosity From MSL Scientist Lauren Edgar: Entering the Valley

1 August 2014

Curiosity has just entered Hidden Valley! For a view into the valley and information about our plans for exploring the geology, check out the recent press release. Today’s 3-sol plan is a busy one, including ChemCam observations on a disturbed soil target in a wheel track (Saline Valley), an undisturbed soil (Redlands), and contact science on a rock named Stirling. We also planned a number of MAHLI images, including the rock Stirling and another disturbed soil target named Mule Spring, along with APXS on the soil. In addition, we planned a number of Mastcam mosaics on the walls of Hidden Valley, and a drive into the valley. Another great day on Mars!

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.