Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 3
NASA's Mars Exploration Program (source images: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Curiosity rover on its Mars Science Laboratory mission to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes.
The majority of images for this panorama were captured on day, Sol 3, of Curiosity's 1 martian year mission, by its 34mm Mast Camera. On Sol 13 before the rover moved the top of Mount Sharp was also captured.
Curiosity is sitting in Gale Crater at Bradbury Landing and will be heading towards Mount Sharp shortly to fulfill it's mission.
*The panorama was updated on Aug 23, 2012 with new images that were previously unavailable.