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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Panoramic view of "Glenelg," Curiosity sol 54

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars

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Panoramic view of A Mastcam 100 mosaic looking at Glenelg. The three rock types that meet at this site are the foreground, the bedrock left/middle distance and the more distant terrain.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / James Canvin

Canvin has also posted a "zoomify" version of the enlarged panorama at his website. Several other amateurs attempted this mosaic: Damien Bouic, Ed Truthan, and "ronald". Compare this panorama with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter orbital view of Glenelg.

Original image data dated on or about September 30, 2012.

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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: James Canvin


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David: 10/04/2012 05:10 CDT

That's a really heterogeneous bunch of rocks. Over on the left there are some really smooth rocks composed of flat horizontal planes (I suppose sedimentary layers); on the right there are all of these pitted, almost spongy-looking rocks.

bware: 10/04/2012 01:27 CDT

Looking from the right side at about the 2 o'clock position, following the 'flow path' to about the 25% point to me it looks like and entry point into another water body. At that point there is pulling that body into the 'flow path' towards the right. Looking at the below and upper portion at the 25% point from the 2 o'clock position it appears (need a stereo view to be sure) to have a erosion elevation difference of maybe about 2 inches (5cm) in a circular path. This circular path cuts across the 'flow path' at the 25% point from 2 o'clock. Agree or not?

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