PIA26012: Curiosity's View up a Challenging Slope
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
 Spacecraft:  Curiosity
 Instrument:  Mastcam
 Product Size:  9000 x 2584 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
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NASA's Curiosity captured this view of a slope with a steep incline, slippery sand, and wheel-size boulders – factors that together made it the most difficult climb of the rover's mission.

This 360-degree mosaic is made up of 145 images that were stitched together after being sent back to Earth from Mars. The mosaic was captured by Curiosity's Mastcam on June 27, 2023, the 3,871st Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The color has been adjusted to match lighting conditions as the human eye would see 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.nasa.gov/msl or https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.

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