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3d view of the Murray Buttes, Gale crater, Mars (wide)

3d view of the Murray Buttes, Gale crater, Mars (wide)

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NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

3d view of the Murray Buttes, Gale crater, Mars (wide)

A strip of black sand dunes separates Curiosity's landing site in the flat northern floor of Gale crater from the enticing rocks of Mount Sharp. A gap in the dunes occurs in a field of buttes, which the rover team has named for Bruce Murray, a founder of The Planetary Society. Two HiRISE images taken on August 17 and 22, 2008, allow a 3D view of the landscape. More formats: Left stereo | Right stereo | Flicker gif

This is a red-blue anaglyph. Use 3D glasses (red over left eye, blue over right) to see it in 3D.

The full-resolution version is only half of the full resolution of the data. For a zoomed-in view on the buttes at center that enlarges to full HiRISE resolution, click here.

The original data can be found at the HiRISE website: PSP_009650_1755 and PSP_009716_1755.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about August 22, 2008

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