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Perspective view of Mars: Gale on the terminator

Perspective view of Mars: Gale on the terminator

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / USGS / MOLA Science Team

Perspective view of Mars: Gale on the terminator
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.

This simulated view is based upon MOLA topographic data and Viking color data.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about February 24, 2014

Explore related images: Mars Global Surveyor, pretty pictures, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars

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