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HiRISE view of Curiosity at Patch Mountain, sol 1612

HiRISE view of Curiosity at Patch Mountain, sol 1612

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NASA / JPL / UA / Emily Lakdawalla

HiRISE view of Curiosity at Patch Mountain, sol 1612
The HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this view of Curiosity skirting around the edge of a sand dune on February 20, 2017. The rover was approaching the second stop of a four-stop tour of the southern portion of the Bagnold dunes.

Original image on the HiRISE website: ESP_049552_1750.

The image above is IRB color, overlaid on a sharpened version of the grayscale image.

See also this list of other images of Curiosity.

Here is a detail view of the rover.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about February 20, 2017

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