PIA15992: Curiosity's Wheel During Descent
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Product Size: 717 x 546 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 PDT). This image was obtained by Curiosity's Mars Descent Imager. It illustrates the first appearance of the left front wheel of the Curiosity rover after deployment of the suspension system as the vehicle was about to touch down on Mars.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2012-08-07