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View Ahead After Curiosity's Sol 376 Drive Using Autonomous Navigation
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View Ahead After Curiosity's Sol 376 Drive Using Autonomous Navigation
Date: 27 Aug 2013

This mosaic of images from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the scene from the rover's position on the 376th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (27 Aug. 2013). The images were taken right after Curiosity completed the first drive during which it used autonomous navigation on unknown ground.

The view is centered toward the southwest and spans from east, at left, to north, at right. The prominent rock pile in the middle distance, left of center, is called "Discovery Ridge." The largest rocks in that pile are about 0.3 m (1 foot) across. About 8 m (26 feet) to the right of Discovery Ridge is a ripple of wind-deposited material. The ripple is about 4 m (13 feet) long and begins about 10 m (33 feet) from the rover.

The mosaic is presented as a cylindrical projection.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



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