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Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Nears Mountain-Base Outcrop

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Hidden Valley, Mars

This full-circle panorama of the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on July 31, 2014, offers a view into sandy lower terrain called "Hidden Valley," which is on the planned route ahead. It combines several images from Curiosity's Navigation

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

As it approaches the second anniversary of its landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is also approaching its first close look at bedrock that is part of Mount Sharp, the layered mountain in the middle of Mars' Gale Crater.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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