Curiosity surrounded by beauty…

Slowly but surely Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, is making her way towards “Glenelg”, her first true science target. We should see that clearly soon. In the meantime, the rover is returning some truly glorious images of the foothills of Mt Sharp, which can be joined together to make a very attractive panorama…

When you stitch together the ‘rae’ images like that, the resulting picture is rather washed-out looking, because Gale is a dusty, landscape-dimming place. With a little bit of enhancing, we can pick out more detail over there

…but I think that a landscape like this is best seen in black and white, that makes it look more… wel… epic, which is how I’ve always seen Mars. So, here you go…

Love that view, hope you do too.

Closer to the rover, some fascinating martian geology is coming into sight…

That might actually be Glenelg, I’m not sure. I’ll have to check on that.

Good that Curiosity is getting into her stride now, and that pictures which show the real Mars, the Mars we all love, is being revealed right before our eyes. Again.

2 thoughts on “Curiosity surrounded by beauty…

  1. ted says:

    Once again I want to personally thank you for your blogs. Your passion, dedication and sense of fun dealing with these magnificent and historically unprecedented missions of exploration make my days and hopefully that of countless other visitors go by just that much easier. You have a knack of instilling a sense of wonder and humor to these monumentally brilliant missions that is sorely lacking on the legitimate science sites. In our troubled and ofttimes ignorant world the light you shine with this and your road to endeavour blog site are beacons of hope and wonder. Don’t stop writing, don’t stop commenting and don’t ever stop dreaming.
    All the best to you and your good wife.
    Thank you once again and God bless you.

  2. Friday Links says:

    […] continues to send back beautiful pictures of the foothills of Aeolis […]

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