PIA15996: Nailing Down Curiosity's Landing Site
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: HiRISE
Mars Descent Imager
Product Size: 9000 x 6750 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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This image shows the location (green) where scientists estimate NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars within Gale Crater, based on images from the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI). The landing estimates derived from navigation and landing data agree to within 660 feet (200 meters) of this MARDI estimate.

The red line shows the northern edge of the targeted landing region, a probability distribution defined by an ellipse.

The gray scale image is a mosaic from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The color image is from MARDI.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2012-08-07