Stereo mosaic of images from the Navigation Camera
Curiosity's View Past Dune at 'Dingo Gap' (Stereo)

This stereo mosaic of images from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the terrain to the west from the rover's position on the 528th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Jan. 30, 2014).  The scene appears three dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.

The component images were taken just after Curiosity had arrived at the eastern edge of a location called "Dingo Gap."  A dune across the gap is about 3 feet (1 meter) high in the middle and tapered at south and north ends onto low scarps on either side of the gap.  The rover team is evaluating possible driving routes on the other side before a decision whether the cross the gap.

The view covers a panorama from south, at the left edge, to north-northwest at the right edge.  It is presented as a cylindrical-perspective projection.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed and built the project's Curiosity rover.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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