Curiosity Blog | Sol 3067: Super-resolution and another SAM analysis

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Curiosity is still parked in front of the magnificent Mont Mercou cliff face as we continue to work through analyses of the Nontron drill site.  Over the weekend Curiosity dropped off more samples to SAM, and today we’re planning an additional SAM EGA analysis in addition to other remote sensing activities.

 

Image by Right Navigation Camera onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3065

This image was taken by Right Navigation Camera onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3065 (2021-03-21 09:06:56 UTC). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Today’s one sol plan starts with several environmental monitoring activities, including a Navcam line of sight observation and Mastcam image of the crater rim to characterize the dust content in the atmosphere.  Then ChemCam planned several instrument calibration activities, followed by RMI mosaics of “Jayac” and “Journiac” to assess variations in laminae and diagenetic features exposed in the Mont Mercou cliff face.  Mastcam also planned a super resolution mosaic with the intent to increase the level of detail that we can see in an image by using slightly offset camera pointings.  We hope these observations will help us interpret the spectacular stratification seen in the above Navcam image.

 

It was an easy day for me as SOWG Chair, and it was helpful to prepare me for my first shift as Long Term Planner tomorrow.  Feeling inspired and humbled as Curiosity explores this beautiful outcrop!

by Lauren Edgar