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Curiosity's wheels on sol 463: tear in left front wheel

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Curiosity's wheels on sol 463: tear in left front wheel Curiosity took these photos of her wheels with the MAHLI arm-mounted camera on sol 463 (November 24, 2013) A large rip has appeared above the Morse-code holes in the left front wheel. Several smaller punch-holes are visible in it and the middle wheel in this view.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Damia Bouic

Here is a close look at the large rip, taken from image 0463MH0262000000E1_DXXX.

Detail view of Curiosity's left front wheel, sol 463 (November 11, 2013)

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Detail view of Curiosity's left front wheel, sol 463 (November 11, 2013)

Copyright holder: Damia Bouic

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about November 24, 2013

 

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