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Mars Orbiter Views Curiosity Rover in ‘Artist’s Drive’

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Posted April 23, 2015

A view from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 8, 2015, catches sight of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover passing through a valley called “Artist’s Drive” on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.

Mars image from the orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Mars image from the orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

The image from the orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera shows the rover’s position after a drive of about 75 feet (23 meters) during the 949th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars.

The location of the rover, with its shadow extending toward the right, is indicated with an inscribed rectangle. North is toward the top. The view covers an area about 550 yards (500 meters) across.  An unannotated version of the image is here.

Curiosity used a route through Artist’s Drive on its way toward higher layers on Mount Sharp after examining exposures of the mountain’s basal geological unit at “Pahrump Hills.”  The rover’s “Logan Pass” science destination is at the bottom left of this image. A wider map of the area is at this site.

Source: NASA

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