Curiosity at 'Cumberland'
Date: 15 May 2013
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its front left Hazard-Avoidance Camera for this image of the rover's arm over the drilling target "Cumberland" during the 275th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (15 May 2013).
The rover team plans to use Curiosity's drill to collect a powdered sample from the interior of the rock for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the rover. This is the mission's second rock-drilling target. The rover drove from its position beside the first drilling target, "John Klein," to its position beside Cumberland with drives of 308 cm (121 inches) on Sol 273 (13 May) and 67.5 cm (26.6 inches) on Sol 275. Curiosity's total odometry on Mars is now 727 m (2,385 feet).