Twilight in Gale crater

Curiosity's view of Gale crater at twilight. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damien Bouic
Curiosity’s current view in Gale crater at twilight. Click for larger version.
Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS / Damien Bouic

Here is a beautiful panoramic view of Curiosity’s current location in Gale crater, showing the scene at Martian twilight. The panorama is composed of images taken between sol 170 and sol 176, thanks again to Damien Bouic. Click to see the full-size version of the image. How long will it be before astronauts can see a view like this?

Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and Examiner.com. He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.

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