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Curiosity self-portrait atop Vera Rubin Ridge, sol 1943

Curiosity self-portrait atop Vera Rubin Ridge, sol 1943

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Curiosity self-portrait atop Vera Rubin Ridge, sol 1943
Curiosity took this photo on January 23, 2018 from the southern side of the Vera Rubin Ridge, a topographic feature visible from orbit that separates the Bagnold Dunes from the taller part of Mount Sharp. From this vantage point, all the terrain that Curiosity has traversed is visible. It's also possible to see down into the valley beyond the ridge. Mount Sharp rises behind the rover's mast.

The image here is reduced in resolution from the original, which is available from NASA's Planetary Photojournal.

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 January 23, 2018

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