NASA's Mars Exploration Program (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Sol 1492: Soliday at Sebina
The images for panorama obtained by the rover's 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 139 images taken on Sol 1492 (October 17, 2016).
On Sol 1492, the rover did a lot of remote sensing, starting off with an early morning suite of atmospheric observations using Navcam and Mastcam. Mastcam also had a 360 degree mosaic from our current location. In the afternoon on Sol 1492, Mastcam had a multispectral observation of Sebina and a couple more atmospheric dust measurements. ChemCam then had a passive sky observation, followed by analysis of Sebina as well as to concretions named “Musserra” and “Mussende.” This was followed by a Mastcam documentation mosaic of all three targets.
And that was all! Even though this was a weekend plan which would normally cover three sols, Sunday was a “soliday” which means there was no planning. This allows our schedule on Earth to sync back up with Mars so we can plan every day this week.
by Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson is a Planetary Scientist at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center.
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