Curiosity Self-Portrait Rock Target "Knorr"
March 20, 2013
Rock Target 'Knorr' Near Curiosity in Rover's Self-Portrait The location of a rock target called "Knorr" is indicated on this self-portrait of the Curiosity rover in the "Yellowknife Bay" area. Scientists used Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam) to study spectral characteristics of Knorr. This self-portrait is a mosaic of images taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). An unannotated version is at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/pia16763.html . Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Topics: Spacecraft, Space technology, Spaceflight, Astronomy on Mars, Curiosity, Malin Space Science Systems, Mars Science Laboratory, Unmanned spacecraft, Mars exploration, Astrobiology, Mars Exploration Rover