The Moment When Curiosity Breached a Mars Dune

On Tuesday at precisely 12:55 p.m. EST (17:55 UTC), Mars rover Curiosity successfully breached the crest of the dune in 'Dingo Gap.'

Published On 02/05/2014
3:00 PM EST
NASA/JPL-Caltech, animation by Ian O'Neill/Discovery News
During ascent, Curiosity snapped this shot of the surrounding terrain, a view that demonstrates the upward slope of the dune. | NASA/JPL-Caltech
Using its navigation camera, Curiosity looks down at its front-right wheel just after the rover reached the peak of the dune on Tuesday. | NASA/JPL-Caltech