This is a version of one of the first images taken by a front Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover. It was taken through a 'fisheye' wide-angle lens but has been 'linearized' so that the horizon looks flat rather than curved.
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Curiosity's Front View, Linearized

This is a version of one of the first images taken by a front Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a "fisheye" wide-angle lens but has been "linearized" so that the horizon looks flat rather than curved. The image has also been cropped. The fisheye version is available at PIA15969. It is one-quarter of full resolution. As planned, the rover's early engineering images are low resolution.

Image details

ID#:
PIA15976

Date added:
2012-08-06

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Spacecraft:
Curiosity

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA15976.tif (0.06 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA15976.jpg (0.01 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech