CURIOSITY SOL 613 SELFIE IN INCREDIBLE HD

CURIOSITY SOL 613 SELFIE IN INCREDIBLE HD

CURIOSITY SOL 613 SELFIE IN INCREDIBLE HD

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/JPL Doug Ellison. CLICK image for huge view and look below for information and links.

What do you think of this incredible selfie by Mars Science Lab (MSL) Curiosity which was taken on SOL 613 (SOL’s are Mars days which are slightly longer than Earths.)? Taken as a series of 60-ish separate large file images and stitched together this photo when viewed full size is an amazing experience. The detail in the martial landscape jumps out at you clear as if you were there yourself taking the image. The detail in Curiosity herself is also unparalleled as you can see the rusty dust coat now covering the entire machine. Also if you look at the middle wheel you can spot a hole in it. Anyway, take your time, have a look around mars and go check out Doug’s pages especially for the 28mb version of this image….enjoy.

Doug Ellison’s Smugmug page for this image: http://dougellison.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Curiosity/i-h8tgjCn/A

Doug’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/doug_ellison

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/116138288499895727257/posts/S2KAY5kMfvo

NASA Profile: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/people/profile.cfm?Code=EllisonD

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3 Responses to CURIOSITY SOL 613 SELFIE IN INCREDIBLE HD

  1. Andrew says:

    Wow,the center wheel has really taken a beating. Check out the holes in it. A very dusty place indeed!.

    • joe clayton says:

      If there is no water why does the dirt cling to the wheels?

      • AstroDan77 says:

        Static; the same reason that the Apollo space suits were covered in dust. And you don’t need water to have dirt stick to things, not like the tires are covered in mud. Dirt also gets compacted from the weight of the rover rolling along and stacks as well.

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