NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is now carrying out Sol 2709 duties.

A sampling of recent imagery from the robot spotlights its surroundings:

Curiosity Front Hazard Avoidance Camera Left B photo taken on Sol 2706, March 17, 2020.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity Left B Navigation Camera image acquired on Sol 2706, March 17, 2020.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Curiosity Mast Camera Right image taken on Sol 2706, March 17, 2020.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity Mast Camera Right image taken on Sol 2706, March 17, 2020.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity Mast Camera Right image taken on Sol 2706, March 17, 2020.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity Mast Camera Right image taken on Sol 2706, March 17, 2020.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road map

A recently released map shows the route driven by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity through the 2702 Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission on Mars (March 13, 2020).

Numbering of the dots along the line indicate the sol number of each drive. North is up. The scale bar is 1 kilometer (~0.62 mile).

From Sol 2700 to Sol 2702, Curiosity had driven a straight line distance of about 9.93 feet (3.03 meters), bringing the rover’s total odometry for the mission to 13.62 miles (21.93 kilometers).

The base image from the map is from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment Camera (HiRISE) in NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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