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We have got down a new self portrait of Curiosity from MAHLI. This shows the Murray Butte number 12 – where we have just been drilling – in the ChemCam mirror. The drill (succesful at second attempt) is at Quela. You can see how red and oxidised the tailings are, suggesting changing environmental conditions as […]
We are heading toward a new drill site at the base of one the the buttes. These are the landforms that dominate the landscape at this point in the traverse – The Murray Buttes.These are formed by a cap of hard aeolian rock that has been partially eroded back, overlying the Murray mudstone.