Sol 2448: Very Small Rocks

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Sol 2448

This image was taken by Navcam: Left B (NAV_LEFT_B) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2447 (2019-06-25 11:03:14 UTC).

This image was taken by Navcam: Left B (NAV_LEFT_B) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2447 (2019-06-25 11:03:14 UTC). 

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Our drive on Sol 2447 stopped a bit short, placing us on an area that was mostly gravel. Nothing against gravel, but we are eager to get to the outcrops ahead of us, so we went with a pretty light plan for today to allow more time and energy for driving. We start off with a ChemCam observation of a pebble dubbed “Strathclyde,” followed by Mastcam of the same target. Then we have a Mastcam mosaic of the upcoming outcrop. After the drive we have all the usual post-drive imaging, including a MARDI image of the ground beneath our wheels. We originally had a ChemCam autonomously targeted observation, but that was pulled to save power for tomorrow. We will wrap up Sol 2448 with a twilight Mastcam movie to watch for clouds.

By Ryan Anderson