Mars Rover Curiosity: Images From the Red Planet

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance beyond the pebbly ground. The topography of the rim is very mountainous due to erosion. The ground seen in the middle shows low-relief scarps and plains. The foreground shows two distinct zones of excavation likely carved out by blasts from the rover’s descent stage thrusters. These are full-resolution images, 1024 by 1024 pixels in size.

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