PIA25415: Curiosity's Close-Up of Rocks in Paraitepuy Pass
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Instrument:  Mastcam
 Product Size:  2073 x 1226 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA25415.tif (7.414 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA25415.jpg (582.7 kB)

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mast Camera, or Mastcam, to capture geologic details within "Paraitepuy Pass," a sandy, hill-lined area the rover traversed to reach the "sulfate-bearing unit" in August 2022. In the this scene is a hill nicknamed "Orinoco" within the sulfate region, and upper Mount Sharp in the distance. This image was taken on Aug. 15, 2022, the 3,564rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.

This scene is made up of three individual images that were stitched together once they were sent back to Earth. The color has been adjusted to match the lighting conditions as the human eye would perceive them on Earth.

Curiosity was built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech in Pasadena, California. JPL leads the mission on behalf of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam.

For more about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl or https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.

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