Curiosity's Mastcam Views Layers at Las Claritas
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured evidence of rock layers that built up as windblown sand accumulated in some areas and was scoured away in others in the ancient past. This panorama, made up of nine individual images that were later stitched together, was captured at a location nicknamed "Las Claritas" using Curiosity's Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on May 19, 2022, the 3,478th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
Curiosity was built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, which leads the mission on behalf of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego built and operates Mastcam.