Late Afternoon on Mars
Shadows grow long near sunset in this wide panoramic view from the
Curiosity rover on Mars.
Made with Curiosity's navcam, the scene covers about 200 degrees
from north through east to south (left to right),
stitched together from frames taken by the
Mars rover on sol 2616.
Earth date December 16.
Curiosity is perched on top of a plateau
The distant northern rim of Gale crater is visible along the left.
Near center is
Butte, already visited
On the right, the shadow of the rover seems to stretch toward the base
of Aeolis Mons (Mount Sharp),
The monochrome navcam frames have been colorized to
approximate the colors of the late martian afternoon.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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& Michigan Tech. U.
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