The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Mount Sharp northwest flank
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
A simulated view of the northwest flank of Mount Sharp using images and digital terrain models from HiRISE. The view is toward the southwest. It covers Curiosity's path from the Murray Buttes in the foreground, to the southern extent of the Bagnold dune field in the middle ground, and the Hematite Ridge beyond it. Beyond Hematite Ridge, the landscape steepens dramatically. For an enormous version of this image, visit Doran's Flickr page
Seán Doran using HiRISE data (NASA / JPL / UA)
Here is a version annotated with the approximate locations of Curiosity mission landmarks.
Seán Doran using HiRISE data (NASA / JPL / UA) / Emily Lakdawalla
Mount Sharp northwest flank (annotated)
Original image data dated on or about January 24, 2017.
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