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MSL "Drive, drive, drive" toward Glenelg, The scientists (mostly) get the keys - sols 38-56
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post Dec 9 2017, 06:37 PM
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Is it ok to revive this thread? This seemed like the right one to place these images.
I was reviewing Curiosity's route map after applying the PDS Release 16 data and suddenly got this view from Yellowknife Bay. I don't know quite why but I had always thought of the place as horizontal, perhaps because it had been a lake bed, but it isn't (of course geological processes can and do tilt flat surfaces, I've seen many examples) unless Google has it wrong. Just take a look:
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It really slopes down and probably is the lowest point in Curiosity's path
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The resident image wizards can do orders of magnitude better, but this is what I could squeeze out of GE. Cheers,
Fernando
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post Dec 9 2017, 06:52 PM
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QUOTE (nogal @ Dec 9 2017, 10:37 AM) *
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It really slopes down and probably is the lowest point in Curiosity's path
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It was. About 18.6 m below Bradbury Landing if I did the math correctly.

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Thank you Paolo!
I've made an elevation profile for the whole route and posted it in the Route Map thread.
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