<p dir="ltr"><strong>The Mast Camera on the Mars rover <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html#.VHT5UVfF914">Curiosity</a> snapped six pictures of the bedrock at <a href="http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19039">Alexander Hills</a> on November 23.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Researchers stitched the images together into a mosaic to help them study in detail an area six feet (1.8 meters) across. The color in this image has been adjusted so that the surface appears as it would in normal daylight on Earth.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>—By Jane J. Lee, photo gallery by Nicole Werbeck</em></p>

Martian Mosaic

The Mast Camera on the Mars rover Curiosity snapped six pictures of the bedrock at Alexander Hills on November 23.

Researchers stitched the images together into a mosaic to help them study in detail an area six feet (1.8 meters) across. The color in this image has been adjusted so that the surface appears as it would in normal daylight on Earth.

—By Jane J. Lee, photo gallery by Nicole Werbeck

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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