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"Rocknest," Curiosity sol 55

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NASA / JPL / Damia Bouic

"Rocknest," Curiosity sol 55
This sand drift, named Rocknest, became the target for Curiosity's first soil sampling. After taking this panorama on sol 55, Curiosity drove slightly to the right and then took a sharp left turn to prepare to position a front wheel on top of the nearest sand drift. Click through for the sol 56 view.

Here's the same drift seen on sol 56, as Curiosity prepared to scuff:

NASA / JPL / Damia Bouic

"Rocknest," Curiosity sol 56

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Original image data dated on or about October 1, 2012

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