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Curiosity sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target

Curiosity sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target

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Curiosity sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target
Mastcam 100 (right eye) image of one of the sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS targets. Shortly after a drive, AEGIS selected this rock from among its surroundings for a ChemCam measurement. The darker red area is where the effect of the ChemCam laser producing a ball of plasma blew away the dust covering the rock. Near the centre of this, a 3x3 grid of small bright points is visible – these are the ChemCam laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) spots.
ChemCam RMI image of the sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target

NASA / JPL-Caltech

ChemCam RMI image of the sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target
This image was taken just after the LIBS measurements were made; the 3-by-3 grid of LIBS spots can be seen near the center of the image.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about January 31, 2018

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