2019 August 8

Curiosity at Teal Ridge
Image Credit:
NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS, Curiosity Mars Rover

Explanation: Part of a 360 degree panorama, this view looks out from the Mars rover Curiosity’s current location on the Red Planet dubbed Teal Ridge. The mosaicked scene was captured by the rover’s Mastcam on Earth calendar date June 18, 2019. That corresponds to Curiosity’s sol 2440, or 2,440th martian day on the surface. Since landing seven years ago on August 6, 2012 in Gale Crater, Curiosity has traveled some 21 kilometers (13 miles). On the right, the rover’s tracks lead back toward Vera Rubin Ridge with the Gale Crater rim visible in the distance. The robotic rover leaves wheel tracks about 3 meters (10 feet) apart. During its mission, Curiosity has had great successes exploring the history of water in the martian environment. In fact, NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is largely based on the Mars Curiosity rover design.

NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS, Curiosity Mars Rover

说明:这片从好奇号火星车目前所在的蒂尔岭(Teal Ridge)往外眺望的景观,是一幅360度环景的一部分。这片拼接景观,是由这部火星车的桅杆相机摄于地球历2019年6月18日。这个日期,对应这部火星车在火星表面的第2,440个火星日(sol 2440)。自从在7年前的2012年8月6日降落在盖尔坑之后,好奇号已跋涉了约21公里。在影像右侧,可见到从维维拉鲁宾山脊迤逦而来,轮痕相隔约3公尺的火星车行迹,远方则有盖尔环形山的坑缘。在它的任务期里,好奇号已极成功的探索了火星环境的历史。也因此,美国航太总署的2020火星车,大抵承接了火星好奇号的设计。

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