Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover: MAHLI Captures a mosaic of Mars

A mosaic of MSL MAHLI images acquired on Sol 613. CLICK on the photo to see the full image

Credit: NASA /JPL-Caltech /MSSS

This is Curiosity's latest "selfie," a mosaic made up of about a dozen images acquired with the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) instrument on April 27-28, 2014 (Sol 613).

The 5.5-km-high Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons) rising in the background.

There are plenty of discrepancies in the mosaic tiling but, some say, it imparts some character to Curiosity.

Visible in the mosaic are Curiosity's cylindrical RUHF antenna and a bit of her Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) visible in the lower center.

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