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Emily LakdawallaOctober 9, 2012

Pretty picture: Late afternoon in Gale Crater

This post really needs no words. Just feast your eyes:

Late afternoon in Gale Crater, Curiosity sol 49

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Damia Bouic

Late afternoon in Gale Crater, Curiosity sol 49
As the Sun set on sol 49 (September 25, 2012), Curiosity used its Navigation Camera to take a panoramic view of the dramatically lit landscape. In this version, Damia Bouic has colorized the grayscale Navcam data with color thumbnails from a Mastcam panorama taken under higher sun conditions.

Read more: pretty pictures, amateur image processing, spacecraft, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory)

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Solar System Specialist for The Planetary Society
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