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 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 December 12, 2012, Sols 125-124 of the Mars Science Laboratory mission at drive 1216, site number 5. The local mean solar time for the image exposures was from 11 AM to 2 PM. Each Navcam image has a 45-degree field of view.
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