New images: Dingo Gap and the ‘Firepit’

View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

Curiosity is now doing a complete examination of Dingo Gap, and sending back some beautiful new photos. The rover team hasn’t decided yet whether to try to cross though the largest sand dune which spreads across the middle of the Gap, and is about 1 metre (3 feet) tall. The dunes, cliffs and many different broken and jumbled rocks here make this a very scenic location. Of particular interest also is the “rock ring” beside the largest dune, and also now nicknamed by some as the “firepit” (thanks to Bill Dunford of the Riding with Robots blog for that!).

View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of Dingo Gap on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of the "fire pit" from sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of the “firepit” on sol 527. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of the "fire pit" from sol 528. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of the “firepit” on sol 528. Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of the "fire pit" from sol 528 (partial, lower left corner). Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
View of the “firepit” from sol 528 (partial, lower left corner of image). Click for larger version. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

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