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Curiosity rover photos show Mars' rugged terrain

Posted: 10:12 PM, Apr 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-27 22:12:18-04
Curiosity rover photos show Mars' rugged terrain
A stunning panoramic photo captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars gives us more perspective on the planet.
 
Featuring the surface of Mars’ “Naukluft Plateau,” the 360-degree panorama shows the planet’s most rugged and difficult-to-navigate stretch of land.
 
Curiosity has been on Mars for at least 44 months and encountered the terrain in March, NASA explained . The photo was reportedlyu shot from the "highest viewpoints" Curiosity has reached
 
"The scenes show wind-sculpted textures in the sandstone bedrock close to the rover, and Gale Crater's rim rising above the crater floor in the distance," NASA said. "Mount Sharp stands in the middle of the crater, which is about 96 miles (154 kilometers) in diameter."