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Curiosity Mars Rover

Curiosity Mars Rover - Namib Dune, Scooping sand samples, Rover, Mount Sharp, Curiosity, Mars
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at "Namib Dune," where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis. The scene combines 57 images taken on January 19, 2016, during the 1,228th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars. The camera used for this is the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) at the end of the rover's robotic arm. Namib Dune is part of the dark-sand "Bagnold Dune Field" along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Images taken from orbit have shown that dunes in the Bagnold field move as much as about 3 feet (1 meter) per Earth year.

JPL-Caltech / MSSS / NASA
KimE12 Uploaded by KimE12 on . Curiosity Mars Rover - Desktop Nexus Space Download free wallpapers and background images: Curiosity Mars Rover. Desktop Nexus Space background ID 2200930. This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at "Namib Dune," where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis. The scene combines 57 images taken on January 19, 2016, during the 1,228th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars. The camera used for this is the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) at the end of the rover's robotic arm. Namib Dune is part of the dark-sand "Bagnold Dune Field" along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Images taken from orbit have shown that dunes in the Bagnold field move as much as about 3 feet (1 meter) per Earth year.

JPL-Caltech / MSSS / NASA
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C.R.McL.
Posted by C.R.McL. on 12/11/16 at 01:58 AM
Best Selfie EVER!
Such an extraordinary feat! A selfie from Mars! The Curiosity Rover has blown me away with its performance stamina. Super shot!
Thanks!
Trackerandy
Posted by Trackerandy on 12/07/16 at 11:59 PM
Superb
Darksong
Posted by Darksong on 12/07/16 at 11:17 AM
V Cooool
welcha
Posted by welcha on 12/07/16 at 11:13 AM
extraordinary!!
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Times Favorited: 2
Uploaded By: KimE12
Date Uploaded: December 07, 2016
Filename: uriosity-Mars-Rover.jpg
Original Resolution: 1500x1017
File Size: 626.2KB
Category: Planets

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