Astrogeology Science Center

Sol 291 Update On Curiosity From USGS Scientist Ken Herkenhoff: The Drill Hole Walls

31 May 2013

I'm not on shift in any tactical operations roles, but have been helping finish up important observations in the "Cumberland" area before we drive away next week. In particular, I have been leading the effort to take MAHLI images of the drill hole walls at night, using the LEDs to illuminate the hole. We are hoping, based on previous nighttime MAHLI images, that this will provide better views of the walls of the drill hole. This activity is currently included in the 3-sol plan that will get the rover through the weekend.