• NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Martian Solar Day 375: Going Over the Hill

    The images for panorama obtained by the rover’s 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 97 images taken on Sol 375 (August 25, 2013).

    The Sol 374 drive, including the AutoNav portion, went very well, so an even longer drive is planned for Sol 376. For the first time AutoNav will be used to drive 10 meters over the hill, or beyond the area imaged in stereo by the Navcams after the Sol 374 drive. If the AutoNav software continues to perform well, allowing the rover to drive into areas that cannot be evaluated in advance, longer AutoNav drives will be allowed.

    Written by Ken Herkenhoff
    Planetary Geologist at USGS Astrogeology Science

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  • Near-Infrared view of Saturn, processed using Cassini mission data

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