Curiosity: Topping out on the ridge

1809-navcamSol 1809, September 7, 2017. With an upslope drive of 8.7 meters (29 feet), Curiosity is on the verge of topping out on Vera Rubin Ridge. The bluff named Pettegrove Point lies on the left, Mt. Sharp rises in the distance, and the ridge’s rocky summit spreads out directly ahead of the rover.

Below is the view to the rear, showing the route upward on the ridge and the more distant features of Gale Crater, as identified here. Click either image to enlarge it.

Sol 1809 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.


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