This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 1659 Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (April 07, 2017).

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 1659 Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (April 07, 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 1648 to Sol 1659, Curiosity had driven a straight line distance of about 86.72 feet (26.43 meters), bringing the rover's total odometry for the mission to 9.92 miles (15.96 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

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