This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 1643 Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (March 21, 2017).

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 1643 Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (March 21, 2017).

Numbering of the dots along the line indicate the sol number of each drive. North is up. The scale bar is 1 kilometer (~0.62 mile). From Sol 1642 to Sol 1643, Curiosity had driven a straight line distance of about 120.34 feet (36.68 meters), bringing the rover's total odometry for the mission to 9.86 miles (15.86 kilometers).

The base image from the map is from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment Camera (HiRISE) in NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Credit

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

ENLARGE

You Might Also Like