Curiosity: Skirting the sands

1628-navcam-south1628MH0006890020602661E01_DXXXSol 1628, March 6, 2017. The Navcam shows the way toward Mt. Sharp, but many sand patches line the path and Curiosity will need to drive carefully among them.

The ripples in the sand patch in the central part of the image show that winds at ground level swirl among the  rocks and make complicated patterns like waves around islands in the sea.

At right, contrasts in texture as the newly debugged MAHLI takes a look straight down onto wheel, rock, and sand. Click either image to enlarge it.

Sol 1628 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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