No rest for the rover – the Curiosity rover, that is – as it wanders across the surface of Mars collecting data and snapping photographs of the Martian landscape.
Of the hundreds of images so far captured, Slate’s Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo has handpicked some of the best in case you haven’t had a chance to see the whole collection yourself. Enjoy.
This screenshot comes from an interactive panorama put together by photographer Andrew Bodrov at the panorama photography website 360Cities.net using images from NASA. Bodrov retouched the images and added the sun in the sky, using an image captured by NASA Mars rover Spirit in 2005 as a guide.
This color-enhanced view taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead shows the terrain around the rover’s landing site within Gale Crater. Colors were enhanced to bring out subtle differences, showing that the landing region is not as varied as regions closer to Mount Sharp, further south. The blue colors in the lower portion of the picture are dark dune fields.
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