Curiosity Rover on the Move
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Curiosity Rover on the Move
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This enhanced-color cutout shows Curiosity rover at a new location from the recent prior image. The pattern of bright spots over the rover is very similar in both images, so the rover probably was pointed in the same direction.

An animation of the two images shows how far it moved from 31 May to 20 July 20 2019.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (16 October 2019)
Acquisition date
20 July 2019

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
267.8 km (166.4 miles)

Original image scale range
27.1 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~81 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
49°, with the Sun about 41° above the horizon

Solar longitude
55.0°, Northern Spring

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  38.5°
Black and white
map projected  non-map

IRB color
map projected  non-map

Merged IRB
map projected

Merged RGB
map projected

RGB color
non-map projected

Black and white
map-projected   (613MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (372MB)

Black and white
map-projected  (291MB)
non-map           (332MB)

IRB color
map projected  (112MB)
non-map           (302MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (156MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (151MB)

RGB color
non map           (301MB)
B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
EDR products

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

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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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. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.