Curiosity update: Elevation –4220 meters

NLB_556851599EDR_F0651934NCAM00375M_-br2Sol 1796, August 23, 2017, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: Curiosity completed a 30.3 meter drive yestersol, climbing another 2.4 meters in elevation. The rover is still in a soil-dominated region near the base of ‘Vera Rubin Ridge.’ The planned route takes Curiosity to the gentlest slope up the ridge. As part of that route, the rover has already climbed more than 15 meters from the elevation of the base of the ridge a little farther to the west, where the rover first approached the ridge. The highest portion of the ridge is still towering some 30 meters above the rover. Curiosity’s current elevation is -4220 meters…. [More at link]

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