There are some great new panoramic images from the Curiosity rover finally showing Mount Sharp in full profile. Other than some early low-resolution images, previous higher-resolution photos have shown only the lower portions and foothills of Mount Sharp, which is several kilometres away from Curiosity’s landing site and about 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles) tall. Taken on sol 12, these ones are black and white, but colour ones will follow as well.
The individual images have been stitched together to form the complete panoramas; the first is an excellent three-frame Navcam panorama of Mount Sharp, put together by Emily Lakdawalla from The Planetary Society (above). We can now see the entire mountain (from this vantage point) in higher resolution than before. Click image for larger version.
The second panorama, from Damien Bouic in France, shows the first 360˚ view around the rover which includes all of Mount Sharp. His original blog post is here (in French). There are two versions posted there, the static image (same as below) and a VR version which you can zoom around in. Click image for larger version.
The third panorama below is the official version from NASA. Larger sizes can be downloaded here.
It should also be noted that the actual highest peak of Mount Sharp is out of view from this location, and won’t be seen until Curiosity can move much closer to and around the mountain. Thanks to Emily and Damien for use of their images!