Curiosity performs check-up on wheels with MAHLI (Mars Hand Lens Imager)
Over the weekend while everyone was distracted by the excited news from Curiosity’s younger siblings (myself included!), Curiosity performed a fairly extensive check-up on 4 of its 6 wheels using the MAHLI instrument. Each of the 4 wheels were photographed 4 times, each time rolling the wheel a bit to image the entire wheel. 2 of the wheels photographed have extensive damage while the other two only have dents and a few small punctures.
You can view all 16 images at the raw image site, filtered for MAHLI images taken on Sol 3079 or if you prefer in an imgur gallery here.
Sol 3079: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
This image was taken by MAHLI onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 3079 (2021-04-04T18:45:28.000Z)
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS