PIA15989: Martian Surface Below Curiosity
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Product Size:  717 x 546 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA15989.tif (1.175 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA15989.jpg (25.76 kB)

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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). This image from Curiosity's Mars Descent Imager reveals surface features including relatively dark dunes, degraded impact craters and other geologic features including small escarpments that range in size from a few feet (meters) to many tens of feet (meters) in height.

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