Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Outcrop Near The Kimberley

This 360-degree panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is centered southward toward a planned science waypoint at "the Kimberley," with an outcrop of eroded sandstone in the foreground. It combines several frames taken by the Navigation Camera (Navcam) high on the rover's mast, during the 574th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (March 18, 2014).

The mission's prime science destinations are on the lower slope of Mount Sharp, which is on the horizon of this scene. North is at both ends of the panorama, which is presented as a cylindrical projection.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Note: For more information, see PIA18070: Panorama With Sandstone Outcrop Near 'The Kimberley' Waypoint (Stereo) and NASA Mars Rover's Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations.

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