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The onboard rover calibration targets for LIBS consist of natural and synthetic volcanic glasses (Fabré et al., 2009, 2010) and ceramics consisting of mixtures of smectite and kaolinite with anhydrite and basalt to simulate Martian sedimentary samples (Vaniman et al., 2009). Also included is a graphite disk for carbon identification and a titanium plate for general use.
originally posted by: nataylor
Back to the "streaks," I found all the pictures taken after sample delivery to CheMin, at well as one from early on as part of the rover checkout.
originally posted by: funbox
this really should not be my first thread, but this maybe of interest to some of you
the first picture
something I found to be interesting from sol 765 noticing the organic looking trails in the feta gathered from recent drilling operations of curiosity. this lead to the ongoing discussion on the Curiosity: Potential Anomalies (Update 01/2014)
could this be persistent water on curiosity?
a gif comprised of the two photos taken, same framing only with an interval of roughly seven minuets,
two of the many moving substances Blueshift pointed out
link to Nasa's raw's
so,. paradigm shifting ? of what we know of Mars's inhospitable environment to the sustainability of liquid water on its surface, does this suggest that for at least seven minuets we had liquid water on curiosity? do the long trails suggest an even longer period
is this even water? bugs? or something less exotic?
analysis most welcome