Curiosity Panorama In Full Color

Gale Crater Panorama. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. CLICK to zoom image.

Curiosity rover’s first full-color 360-degree panorama of the Gale Crater landing site on Mars. Created by combining 130 144×144 pixel thumbnail images taken by the Mast Camera.

“Scientists will be taking a closer look at several splotches in the foreground that appear gray. These areas show the effects of the descent stage’s rocket engines blasting the ground. What appeared as a dark strip of dunes in previous, black-and-white pictures from Curiosity can also be seen along the top of this mosaic, but the color images also reveal additional shades of reddish brown around the dunes, likely indicating different textures or materials.” ~NASA/JPL

Source: Mars.JPL.NASA.Gov

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