One Year After Launch, Curiosity Rover Busy on Mars11.26.2012 (November 26,2012)
Panoramic View From 'Rocknest' Position of Curiosity Mars Rover
This panorama is a mosaic of images taken by the #Mast#Camera (Mastcam) on the #NASA Mars rover Curiosity while the rover was working at a site called "Rocknest" in October and November 2012.
The center of the 3scene, looking eastward from #Rocknest, includes the Point Lake area. After the component #images for this scene were taken, #Curiosity drove 83 feet (25.3 meters) on Nov. 18 from Rocknest to Point Lake. From Point Lake, the #Mastcam is taking images for another detailed #panoramic view of the area further east to help #researchers identify candidate targets for the #rover's first #drilling into a #rock.
The image has been white-balanced to show what the rocks and soils in it would look like if they were on #Earth. The raw-color version, shows what the scene looks like on #Mars to the #camera.