Curiosity is on a southwestward traverse of many months from an area where it found evidence of ancient conditions favorable for microbial life to its long-term science destination on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp. Based on analysis of images taken from orbit by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a location dubbed "Dingo Gap" was assessed as a possible gateway to a favorable route for the next portion of the traverse.
A dune across Dingo Gap is about 3 feet (1 meter) high, tapered off at both sides of the gap between two low scarps. Curiosity reached the eastern side of the dune on Jan. 30 and returned images that the rover team is using to guide decisions about upcoming drives.
Image credit: NASA
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Isn't the Statute of Limitations on Mitchell being a WORTHLESS REPORTER AND DEMAGOGIC DEM HACK RUN OUT ALSO??
God they R getting Older like all of us!! I can remember when they were practically new!!
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