New Curiosity rover panorama of ‘Mojave Desert’ landing site on Mars

A portion of the new 360˚ panorama showing part of the mountainous crater rim in the distance.
Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

As the Curiosity rover starts using more of its many cameras, it continues to send back even better photos of its landing site in Gale crater and the mountainous terrain around it.

In the new 360˚ panorama just released, taken by the Mastcam cameras, there are incredible high-resolution views of the hilly crater wall in the distance and the lower portion of Mount Sharp inside the crater (similar images of the top part of Mount Sharp will follow soon). The panorama is black and white, but colour images will also follow later.

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