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Curiosity's drill feed in motion, sols 1757 and 1780

Curiosity's drill feed in motion, sols 1757 and 1780

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity's drill feed in motion, sols 1757 and 1780
A comparison of two photos of Curiosity's drill taken before and after solar conjunction, sols 1757 and 1780. There is substantial lighting difference between the two images; the less-extended, sol 1757 one was taken at about 09:00 local time, and the more-extended, sol 1780 one was taken at about 17:30 local time. On sol 1757, the drill was successfully extended to 60 millimeters. On sol 1780, the drill was fully extended to 110 millimeters.

See here and here for the original two photos in this comparison.

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Original image data dated on or about August 9, 2017

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