The NASA Curiosity Rover started the weekend with new missions to accomplish on Mars. According to a recent release, Curiosity Rover will have a busy couple of days on Mars.
Michelle Minitti from the Framework in Silver Spring has just released a paperwork regarding the upcoming objectives the Curiosity Rover has to accomplish.
“The science team gave Curiosity a workout in this plan, using just about every watt of power available to carry out a full slate of activities,” stated Michelle Minitti in her report.
Curiosity will examine ‘Durness’, ‘Paisley’, and ‘Fingals Cave’
Curiosity’s ChemCam is set to capture images of the so-called ‘Durness’, a smooth and grayish plate which is supposedly sculpted by the winds of Mars.
After that, the rover’s ChemCam will photograph the ‘Paisley’, which is a bedrock chopped with sulfate threads.
Finally, the ChemCam will end its photography mission, for the moment, after photographing the ‘Fingals Cave’.
The NASA Curiosity Rover is equipped with the APXS (the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer) which will be used this weekend to examine ‘Paisley’ and ‘Durness’ until the morning.
A new map with the Curiosity Rover’s itinerary has been released, too
Then, during the Sol 1996, Curiosity’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) is set to re-examine the ‘Durness’ site to capture more images of the area which will be now cleared by the excess of dust, according to the report released by Minitti.
“Before we drive on Sol 1996, the rover will acquire Mastcam multispectral observations of the DRT spot on Durness and across the Vera Rubin Ridge in the direction of a particularly strong hematite signal seen from orbit that we are driving toward,” says Minitti.
In the meantime, a fresh Curiosity Rover map, showing its itinerary so far, has been published.
In conclusion, NASA Curiosity Rover will have a busy couple of days on Mars but scientists are sure it will be worthy.