NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took 18 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 projection panorama of the Martian surface centered at 0 degrees azimuth (measured clockwise from north). Curiosity took the images on December 19, 2012, Sol 131 of the Mars Science Laboratory mission at drive 1662, site number 5. The local mean solar time for the image exposures was 3 PM. Each Navcam image has a 45 degree field of view.
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