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Curiosity sol 102 panorama: on the edge of Glenelg

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Curiosity sol 102 panorama: on the edge of Glenelg Following the sol 102 drive, Curiosity was at the edge of Glenelg and the "high-thermal-inertia unit" that attracted scientists to the spot. That unit is the flatter rock to the right; the rocks at left are likely of the type that Curiosity has been driving on since landing.

NASA / JPL / Ed Truthan

From unmannedspaceflight.com. The site/drive number is 50388.

Copyright holder: Ed Truthan

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about November 18, 2012

 

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Comments:

Dennis Johnson: 11/19/2012 09:48 CST

One question. Is the terain rock or soil with a crust? From my time as an offroader the soil with a crust is easy to get stuck in.

Emily Lakdawalla: 11/29/2012 12:15 CST

This is the rockiest site that any rover has ever explored. That's not to say there won't be dangerous terrain in places; the rover drivers will be vigilant about avoiding the kinds of soft sand and crust-covered soft sand that trapped Opportunity and Spirit (respectively).

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