August 11, 2012
This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.
The late-afternoon view reveals a gently-undulating plain surrounded by the hills that form the crater's walls. There are dark grey dunes cross the plain between the rover and 5.5km-tall Mount Sharp at the crater's centre.