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Before & after: Curiosity at Rocknest and the Kimberley

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Before & after: Curiosity at Rocknest and the Kimberley
Before & after: Curiosity at Rocknest and the Kimberley
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

Original image data dated on or about April 27, 2014.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Thomas Appéré


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