PIA15977: Curiosity's Front View, Linearized
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Product Size:  247 x 253 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA15977.tif (62.77 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA15977.jpg (6.967 kB)

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This is a version of one of the first images taken by a front Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a "fisheye" wide-angle lens but has been "linearized" so that the horizon looks flat rather than curved. The image has also been cropped. The fisheye version is available at PIA15969. It is one-quarter of full resolution. As planned, the rover's early engineering images are low resolution.

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