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Curiosity monitors wheels during a drive, sol 474

Curiosity monitors wheels during a drive, sol 474

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Curiosity monitors wheels during a drive, sol 474
On sol 474, Curiosity took a short drive while shooting photos of the wheels with her Navcams and Hazcams. From left to right, the images are: left front wheel from left front Hazcam; right front wheel from right front Hazcam; left front wheel from right Navcam; left middle and rear wheels from right Navcam; and left rear wheel from left rear Navcam. Because the mast is located on the right front corner of the rover, the Navcam is only capable of seeing the wheels on the rover's right side. The Hazcams get partial views of three of the four corner wheels. (The only instrument that can see the right middle and rear wheels is the MAHLI camera on the robotic arm.)

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Original image data dated on or about December 6, 2013

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