Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:34:17 GMT | By MSN News
Curiosity sends more images of Mars

The base of Mount Sharp



This image is from a series that were taken to calibrate the 34-millimetre Mast Camera on the Curiosity rover and looks south-southwest from the rover's landing site at the base of Mount Sharp (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
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  • This image is from a series that were taken to calibrate the 34-millimetre Mast Camera on the Curiosity rover and looks south-southwest from the rover's landing site at the base of Mount Sharp (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
  • A close-up of Mount Sharp taken using to 100-mm Mast Camera (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
  • This colour panorama shows a view of Curiosity's landing site, including the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
  • The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual science destination. (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
  • This image taken by the MastCam highlights the interesting geology of Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
  • This image is a composite of photographs taken by Curiosity's front hazard avoidance cameras and shows Mount Sharp in the background (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
  • This photograph, from the rover's navigation camera, shows the track mark from this second drive (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
  • These rocks were exposed during Curiousity's descent and the rover then shot the area with a laser 50 times to get readings on the rock (© Nasa/JPL-Caltech)
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This image is from a series that were taken to calibrate the 34-millimetre Mast Camera on the Curiosity rover and looks south-southwest from the rover's landing site at the base of Mount Sharp. The 34mm Mastcam takes images with lower resolution, but a much wider field of view than the 100mm Mastcam.

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