PIA16062: Bird's Eye View of Curiosity
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Product Size: 4061 x 4061 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Full-Res TIFF: PIA16062.tif (16.51 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA16062.jpg (1.219 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This self-portrait shows the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover from the rover's Navigation camera. The full-resolution images, taken from 360 degrees around the rover, are displayed here as a polar projection. The rim of Gale Crater can be seen at upper right.

This mosaic is made of 20 images, each of 1,024 by 1,024 pixels, taken late at night on Aug. 7 PDT (early morning Aug. 8 EDT). Seams between the images have been minimized as much as possible.

JPL manages the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed, developed and assembled at JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

For more about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl, http://www.nasa.gov/mars, and http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2012-08-17