Wheels and a Destination

Wheels and a Destination

This perspective of a 3 left wheels of NASA’s Mars corsair Curiosity combines dual images that were taken by a rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during a 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012). In a stretch is a reduce slope of Mount Sharp.

The camera is located in a turret of collection during a finish of Curiosity’s robotic arm. The Sol 34 imaging by MAHLI was partial of a week-long set of activities for characterizing a transformation of a arm in Mars conditions.

The categorical purpose of Curiosity’s MAHLI camera is to acquire close-up, high-resolution views of rocks and dirt during a rover’s Gale Crater margin site. The camera is able of focusing on any aim during distances of about 0.8 in. (2.1 centimeters) to infinity, providing flexibility for other uses, such as views of a corsair itself from opposite angles.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems