NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover at Namib Dune (360 Video)

 

By: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Originally Published on Feb 8, 2016

This view of the downwind face of “Namib Dune” on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the dark-sand “Bagnold Dunes” field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Images taken from orbit indicate that dunes in the Bagnold field move as much as about 3 feet (1 meter) per Earth year.

The component images of this scene were taken on Dec. 18, 2015, by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover during the 1,197th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars.

Full caption and downloadable images at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/d…

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

 

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