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Curiosity Mastcam panorama, sol 1197, including rover deck

Curiosity Mastcam panorama, sol 1197, including rover deck
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. NASA / JPL / MSSS / Andrew Bodrov

Here is an alternative version of the panorama:

"Little Planet" version of Curiosity sol 1197 Mastcam self-portrait
"Little Planet" version of Curiosity sol 1197 Mastcam self-portrait NASA / JPL / MSSS / Andrew Bodrov

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

Images for the Curiosity sol 1197 Mastcam self-portrait
Images for the Curiosity sol 1197 Mastcam self-portrait NASA / JPL / MSSS / Emily Lakdawalla

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