Curiosity – New Images – Sol 0

Curiosity Left Wheel
Left Wheel on Mars
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

In the lower left of this image taken by the Hazard-Avoidance camera, the left-rear tire of the rover can be seen. In the upper-left is the fin on the power supply.

Engineers expect high resolution full color images later when the other cameras on the rover’s mast are deployed later in the week.

Below, is a new image from the front Hazard-Avoidance camera, showing Mount Sharp in the background. The fish-bowl effect has been removed. Mount Sharp is one of the destinations for Curiosity’s explorations, but the summit (5.5 kilometers high) is beyond reach.

Mt Sharp
Front Haz Cam and Mount Sharp in the Background
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

Below, the Green Diamond marks the best estimate as to where the Mars Science Laboratory landed. Not quite dead center in the landing oval, but pretty good accuracy.

Landing
Best Estimate for the Landing Site of Curiosity
Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

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