A stereo landscape scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows rock rows at 'Junda' forming striations in the foreground, with Mount Sharp on the horizon. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
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Martian Landscape With Rock Rows and Mount Sharp (Stereo)

This stereo landscape scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows rows of rocks in the foreground and Mount Sharp on the horizon. It appears three dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.

The left-eye and right-eye cameras of Curiosity's Navigation Camera (Navcam) took the component images for this mosaic during a pause in driving on the 548th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (Feb. 19, 2014). The Sol 548 drive covered 328 feet (100 meters).

Images taken from orbit and used in planning the rover's route toward lower slopes of Mount Sharp had piqued researchers interest in the striations on the ground that are formed by these rows of rocks. This particular outcrop is called "Junda." Similar striations are apparent on other patches of ground along the planned route.

The view is centered toward south-southeast and spans about 160 degrees. It is presented as a cylindrical-perspective projection. A one-eye "mono" view of the scene is available at PIA17947. A look back from the end of the Sol 548 drive is available at PIA17949.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed and built the project's Curiosity rover and the rover's Navcam.

More information about Curiosity is online at http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/.

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Image details

ID#:
PIA17948

Date added:
2014-02-27

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)

Spacecraft:
Curiosity

Instruments:
Navigation Camera (MSL)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA17948.tif (12.09 MB)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech