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Before & after: Curiosity at Rocknest and the Kimberley
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At pivotal moments in her mission to Gale crater, Curiosity captures a self-portrait using the MAHLI camera at the end of her robotic arm. In the time separating her self-portraits at Rocknest (sol 84) and the Kimberley (sol 613), the rover has accumulated lots of dust and a few holes in her wheels.
NASA / JPL / MSSS / Thomas Appéré
Here are the original, full-resolution aligned images, both processed by Thomas Appéré:
Sol 84, at Rocknest
Sol 613, at the Kimberley
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Original image data dated on or about April 27, 2014
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