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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA15996.tif (182.3 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA15996.jpg (6.01 MB)

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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.

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