Sunday, February 2, 2014

Looking Past the Dune in Dingo Gap

This mosaic of images from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the terrain to the west from the rover's position on the 528th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (January 30, 2014). The images were taken right after Curiosity had arrived at the eastern edge of a location called "Dingo Gap." A dune across the gap is about 3 feet (1 meter) high in the middle and tapered at south and north ends onto low scarps on either side of the gap. The rover team is evaluating possible driving routes on the other side before a decision whether the cross the gap.

The view covers a panorama from south, at the left edge, to north-northwest at the right edge. It is presented as a cylindrical projection.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Note: For more information, see PIA17769: Curiosity's View Past Dune at 'Dingo Gap' (Stereo) and NASA Mars Rover's View of Possible Westward Route.

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