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Last Updated: 2012-11-28 00:42:22 UTC
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took 17 images in Gale Crater using its mast-mounted Left Navigation Camera (Navcam) to create this mosaic. The seam-corrected mosaic provides a 360-degree cylindrical-perspective projection panorama of the Martian surface suitable for stereo viewing, centered at 88 degrees azimuth (measured clockwise from north). This single-eye view must be combined with the partner right image to be viewed in stereo. Curiosity took the images on September 19, 2012, Sol 43 of the Mars Science Laboratory mission at drive 2002, site number 4. The local mean solar time for the image exposures was 2 PM. Each Navcam image has a 45-degree field of view.

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