Curiosity on the Move
Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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.

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)