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Sols 3083-3084: ‘Mont Mercou,’ in the Rear View – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program – NASA Mars Exploration

Sol 3081 will be a busy one for Curiosity. The rover is still near the transition between the “Glasgow” member and the sulfate-bearing unit.

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Sol 3081 will be a busy one for Curiosity. The rover is still near the transition between the “Glasgow” member and the sulfate-bearing unit; as this is a major geologic transition, the science team is trying to get as much data as possible before moving away.
First up, the rover is planning to do a “touch-and-go,” performing contact and targeted remote science before driving away. First, Curiosity will get some arm exercise in, doing APXS and MALHI observations of “Puymangou,” a dark spot on a…

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