The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Perspective view of Mars: Gale on the terminator
Filed under Mars Global Surveyor, pretty pictures, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)
In this simulated view of Mars, Gale crater, with its characteristic central mound, is just rotating into sunlight. The Curiosity rover is pursuing its science mission on the north side of that mountain.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / USGS / MOLA Science Team
This simulated view is based upon MOLA topographic data and Viking color data.
Original image data dated on or about February 24, 2014.
Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.
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