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Last Updated: 2013-12-13 18:31:52 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 360-degree cylindrical-perspective projection panorama of the Martian surface suitable for stereo viewing, centered at 328 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 November 16, 2013, Sol 454 of the Mars Science Laboratory mission at drive 0, site number 23. The local mean solar time for the image exposures was from 2 PM to 3 PM. Each Navcam image has a 45-degree field of view.

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