Curiosity on the Move
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Curiosity on the Move
ESP_028612_1755  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
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The latest HiRISE color image of MSL shows new details.

Subimage 1 shows the rover and its tracks after a few short drives. Tracking the tracks over time will provide information on how the surface changes over time as dust is deposited and eroded.

Subimage 2 shows the parachute and backshell, now in color. The outer band of the parachute has a reddish color.

Subimage 3 shows the descent stage crash site, now in color, and several distant spots (blue in enhanced color) downrange that are probably the result of distant secondary impacts that disturbed the surface dust. (See also this observation for more detail about the sky crane impact.)

These images were acquired on 2 September 2012, at approximately 22:59:37 (GMT).

For other HiRISE images of Curiosity, click here.
Written by: Alfred McEwen   (6 September 2012)

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Acquisition date
02 September 2012

Local Mars time:
15:33

Latitude (centered)
-4.647°

Longitude (East)
137.440°

Range to target site
273.4 km (170.9 miles)

Original image scale range
27.4 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~82 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle:
9.0°

Phase angle:
62.9°

Solar incidence angle
54°, with the Sun about 36° above the horizon

Solar longitude
165.3°, Northern Summer

North azimuth:
97°

Sub-solar azimuth:
16.5°
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Merged RGB
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JP2 EXTRAS
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non-map           (371MB)

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non-map           (414MB)

Merged IRB
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Merged RGB
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Color label
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Merged RGB label
EDR products
HiView

NB
IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
About color products (PDF)

Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
For scale, use JPEG/JP2 black & white map-projected images



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All of the images produced by HiRISE and accessible on this site are within the public domain: there are no restrictions on their usage by anyone in the public, including news or science organizations. We do ask for a credit line where possible:
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Postscript
For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona. The image data were processed using the U.S. Geological Survey’s ISIS3 software.