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Larry CrumplerDecember 7, 2012

Field Report From Mars: Sol 3151-3153 - December 5-7, 2012

Sol 3151–3253 - December 5–6, 2012

An attempt to bump left and get a small bright vein into the instrument deployment device (IDD) work volume failed to get the target in the work plane. The Rover Planners figure that it could take several attempts to acquire such a tiny target, so the Science Team decided on Wednesday to bag it and move on to bigger fish. The decision was made to drive to the outcrop to the immediate west, "Copper Cliff." On Friday we will then plan how to proceed. If lucky we will have one of the lithologies within the work volume. If not, we will determine what we want to examine and bump to it for planning on Monday.

Sol 3153 - December 7, 2012

So we bumped towards the big outcrop ("Copper Cliff"). In the next plan we will center the rover work volume on a target that we have selected.

Read more: Opportunity, mission status, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars

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Larry Crumpler
Larry Crumpler

Research Curator Volcanology and Space Sciences/Associate Research Professor for New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science/University of New Mexico
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