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Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Dingo Gap,' Mastcam View
Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Dingo Gap,' Mastcam View (click to enlarge)

Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Dingo Gap,' Mastcam View
Date: 28 Jan 2014

This scene combines images taken by the left-eye camera of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover during the midafternoon, local Mars solar time, of the mission's 526th Martian day, or sol (28 Jan. 2014). The sand dune in the upper center of the image spans a gap, called "Dingo Gap," between two short scarps. The dune is about 1 m (3 feet) high. The nearer edge of it is about 35 m (115 feet) away from the rover's position when the component images were taken, just after a Sol 526 drive of 15 m (49 feet). The image has been white-balanced to show what the rocks would look like if they were on Earth.

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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