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Curiosity sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target

Curiosity sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target
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. NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS
ChemCam RMI image of the sol 1951 post-drive AEGIS target
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. NASA / JPL-Caltech

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