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Curiosity Mastcam panorama, sol 1197, including rover deck

Curiosity Mastcam panorama, sol 1197, including rover deck

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Curiosity Mastcam panorama, sol 1197, including rover deck
Curiosity took the photos for this panorama shortly after arriving at the lee face of Namib dune, on sol 1197 (December 19, 2015). For the first time since landing on Mars, the panorama taken by the rover's left Mastcam includes the entire deck of the rover, permitting a rover self-portrait. Since Mastcam is on the mast, the self-portrait does not include the rover mast, but, unlike previous self-portraits taken with the MAHLI camera, it does contain the arm. The deck was included to look for sand grains that may have been carried onto the deck of the rover from the sand dune. For a 360-degree virtual reality version of this panorama, visit Andrew Bodrov's 360cities page.

Here is an alternative version of the panorama:

And here is a collage of all the individual images from the tiers of the panorama that include the rover deck.

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Original image data dated on or about December 19, 2015

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