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20th September 2016 Sol 1466

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 […]

9th September 2016 Sol 1455

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.

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