Meanwhile, On Mars

right-navcam-sol329The Curiosity rover is still at work. The lower slopes of Mount Sharp appear at the top of this image taken by the rover’s right Navigation Camera at the end of a drive of about 41 meters during the 329th Martian day (or sol) of the mission Mars (9 July, 2013). That was the third drive by Curiosity since finishing work at the mission’s final science target in the “Glenelg” area east of the rover’s landing site. The rover’s next major destination on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp lies about 8 km to the southwest. That’s the turret of tools at the end of Curiosity’s robotic arm in the picture’s foreground.

Image Credit: NASA

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