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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Gale crater

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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Gale crater A mosaic of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera images covering all of Gale crater. The whole crater is about 150 kilometers in diameter.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Tanya Harrison

Curiosity will be aiming for a spot inside Gale near the northern rim and will drive toward the five-kilometer-high mound of layered deposits in its center.

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Copyright holder: Tanya Harrison

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about July 22, 2011

 

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