This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover revealing surface features including relatively dark dunes, degraded impact craters and other geologic features including small escarpments.
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Martian Surface Below Curiosity

This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). This image from Curiosity's Mars Descent Imager reveals surface features including relatively dark dunes, degraded impact craters and other geologic features including small escarpments that range in size from a few feet (meters) to many tens of feet (meters) in height.

Image details

ID#:
PIA15989

Date added:
2012-08-06

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Spacecraft:
Curiosity

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA15989.tif (1.18 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA15989.jpg (0.03 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS