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Panorama of Vera Rubin Ridge

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS2018-09-06

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After snagging a new rock sample on August 9, 2018 (Sol 2137), NASA's Curiosity rover surveyed its surroundings on Mars, producing a 360-degree panorama of its current location on Vera Rubin Ridge. The scene is presented with a color adjustment that approximates white balancing, to resemble how the rocks and sand would appear under daytime lighting conditions on Earth. Two versions are included here: one with scale bars, and one without.

The panorama includes umber skies, darkened by a fading global dust storm. It also includes a rare view by the Mast Camera of the rover itself, revealing a thin layer of dust on Curiosity's deck. In the foreground is the rover's most recent drill target, named "Stoer" after a town in Scotland near where important discoveries about early life on Earth were made in lakebed sediments.

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22545

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  • Title: Panorama of Vera Rubin Ridge
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
  • Date Created: 2018-09-06
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: rhalanis

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