Gale Crater

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image shows much of the same location as yesterday's image. Gale Crater is the home of the Curiosity Rover. The rover landed in August of 2012 and has been exploring the crater for the past 6 Earth years (3 Mars years). The goal of the mission is to climb onto the layered deposit in the center of the crater to assess its possible origins.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V71424003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-01-20 04:52
Wed, 2018-05-16
512 pixels (19 km)
3744 pixels (138 km)
0.037124 km/pixel
0.0387615 km/pixel


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