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Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513

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Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513 On sol 513 (January 15, 2014), Curiosity performed a series of short drives followed by MAHLI imaging of each of the wheels, to survey their condition. Here, the images have been sorted and the inter-cleat spaces numbered to make it easier to survey the locations of specific marks, tears, and punctures.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Here are detail views of each wheel.

Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Right front wheel

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Right front wheel
Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Right middle wheel

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Right middle wheel
Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: right rear wheel

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: right rear wheel
Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: left rear wheel

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: left rear wheel
Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Left middle wheel

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Left middle wheel
Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Left front wheel

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

Curiosity wheel survey, sol 513: Left front wheel

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about January 15, 2014

 

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