Ken’s Sol 150 Update: 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.

Ken Herkenhoff is a ChemCam RMI specialist. An archive of Ken’s past updates can be read at http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/news/.

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