Good luck Curiosity!
This new interactive panorama (Sol 530) from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the Dingo Gap – about 3 feet (1 meter) high sand dune.
The team operating the Curiosity rover will likely drive the rover over a dune and across a valley with fewer sharp rock hazards than alternative routes. The Curiosity Mars rover may traverse the valley, on the east side of the dune, this month. We’d like to wish Curiosity a good trip!
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS, NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. The images for panorama obtained by the rover’s 34-millimeter Mast Camera. The mosaic, which stretches about 30,000 pixels width, includes 101 images taken on Sol 530.
Discover other panoramas of Mars by Curiosity rover:
- Sol 437 (Martian solar day 437)
- Sol 177 (Self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity)
- Sol 136-149 (First 4 billion pixels panorama of Mars)
- Sol 4 (First color panorama of Mars)
- Sol 2 (First panorama of Mars by Curiosity rover)