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Curiosity's self-portrait at John Klein: interactive 3D panorama

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Curiosity's self-portrait at John Klein: interactive 3D panorama An artistic combination of the sol 177 MAHLI self-portrait with the sols 170 and 176 Mastcam-34 panorama can be explored in an interactive 3D panorama.

NASA / JPL / Andrew Bodrov

This self-portrait of Curiosity combines 66 exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during sol 177. At the bottom of this panorama is a hole in the rock. The drilling took place on February 8, 2013, or sol 182. The images for full panorama obtained by the rover's 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 113 images taken on Sol 170 and an additional 17 images taken on Sol 176.

Explore the panorama in this interactive view:

Original image data dated on or about February 8, 2013.

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


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Aurore de Blois: 03/18/2013 11:53 CDT

is this amazing image available in a high rez tiff?

Emily Lakdawalla: 03/25/2013 05:30 CDT

Aurore: Sadly, no.

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