This image was taken by Curiosity’s Navcam Left B camera on Sol 1194, December 16, 2015. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image was taken by Curiosity’s Navcam Left B camera on Sol 1194, December 16, 2015.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars has taken a number of new images of Martian sand dunes.

The robot continues to drive around Namib Dune, relaying impressive photos of the feature, including up close looks at local bedrock.

Curiosity is now on duty, entering Sol 1195 since its landing in August 2012.

Curiosity’s Navcam Right B snapped this image on Sol 1194, December 16, 2015. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity’s Navcam Right B snapped this image on Sol 1194, December 16, 2015.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

 

Images taken by the Mars machinery are providing scientists with a better understanding of the morphology of the ripples and grain flows of Namib Dune.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view a high resolution map of the rover’s whereabouts, go to:

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/imgs/2015/12/Curiosity_Location_Sol1187-full.jpg

 

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 1187 Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars - as of December, 09, 2015. Numbering of the dots along the line indicate the sol number of each drive. North is up. From Sol 1185 to Sol 1187, Curiosity had driven a straight line distance of about 92.61 feet (28.23 meters). The base image from the map is from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment Camera (HiRISE) in NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

This map shows the route driven by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity through the 1187 Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission on Mars – as of December, 09, 2015.
Numbering of the dots along the line indicate the sol number of each drive. North is up.
From Sol 1185 to Sol 1187, Curiosity had driven a straight line distance of about 92.61 feet (28.23 meters).
The base image from the map is from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment Camera (HiRISE) in NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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