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Latest Processed Space Images

Looking backward from Vera Rubin Ridge, Curiosity sol 1814

October 23, 2019

Curiosity took this Navcam view on sol 1814, shortly after ascending Vera Rubin Ridge. The fractured ridge stretches off to either side of the rover in the foreground. In the middle distance, a line of low buttes marks the southern boundary of the Bagnold dunefield. In the plains beyond the dunefield, invisible at this resolution, likes Curiosity's landing site; the view takes in the rover's entire traverse, more than 5 years of operations.

Spirit Panorama from Low Ridge Haven, sol 811

April 18, 2016

Suffering from a gimpy wheel and dimming sunlight, Spirit settled into a parked position at "Low Ridge Haven" on sol 807 (10 April 2006). Low Ridge Haven gave Spirit a 10.8-degree tilt toward the north, improving the power output of its solar panels. Even so, it only had power sufficient for one hour of science operations per sol.

Curiosity Navcam panorama from Jubilee Pass, sol 746 (September 11, 2014)

September 26, 2014

Curiosity took this photo on sol 746 as she prepared to cross Owens Valley. She sits in Jubilee Pass; outcrops associated with Jubilee Pass stretch across the whole panorama. In the distance, beyond a ripple field, is Panamint Butte. Beyond that is a light-colored patch, Pahrump Hills.

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