Curiosity: Northwest by north

1690-navcam-northSol 1690, May 8, 2017. As Curiosity continues southeast toward Vera Rubin Ridge, it is slowly but surely climbing. A look behind the rover with the Navcam shows, beyond the Murray Formation slabs and rocks which Curiosity is currently driving across, the floor of Gale Crater and its rim, about 30 kilometers (21 miles) away. The small dark bump almost due aft is the landmark dubbed Ireson Hill.

Choosing a driving route has been tricky: note the rover’s tortuous tracks over the sand megaripples at right. Click the image to enlarge it.

Sol 1690 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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