Curiosity: ChemCam takes a long shot

1222-chemcamSol 1222, January 13, 2016. The rover’s ChemCam isn’t limited to closeups of rocks and targets in Curiosity’s nearby surroundings. Using its Remote Micro-Imager, the camera can also focus at infinity. Here it shot a four-frame portrait of the interior of a far-off impact crater or a distant scarp. The azimuth it was aiming at was 264°, nearly due west from the rover’s current position at the foot of Namib Dune. Click to enlarge. (Similar far-distance shots taken using the RMI are here and here.)

Sol 1222 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity’s latest location.

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