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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A "Notional Traverse" for Curiosity in Gale Crater

Filed under mission status, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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A A slide from a presentation by Ryan Anderson and coauthors to the 5th Mars Science Laboratory Landing Site Selection Workshop, May 17, 2011, showing a "notional traverse" (green line) for Curiosity, assuming a landing in the center of what was then its landing ellipse (white line). The yellow dot shows the location of Glenelg, Curiosity's first science stop after landing.

Anderson et al., 2011.

The full presentation may be downloaded here (PDF). Glenelg dot added later by Emily Lakdawalla.

Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2011

 

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