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Last Updated: 2013-10-28 23:31:14 UTC
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took 12 images in Gale Crater using its mast-mounted Left Navigation Camera (Navcam) to create this mosaic. The seam-corrected mosaic provides a polar stereographic projection panorama of the Martian surface with 0 degrees azimuth (measured clockwise from north) at the top of the image. Curiosity took the images on September 27, 2013, Sols 406-408 of the Mars Science Laboratory mission at drive 0, site number 17. 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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