The Pavillon de l’Horloge (French, “Clock Pavilion”) is a prominent element of the Palais du Louvre in Paris. It was built between 1624 and 1654 under King Louis XIV. The famous structure, with its distinctive domed roof, was designed by architect Jacques Lemercier (1585–1654). It is adjacent to the famous Lescot Wing. Its older name comes from a clock later incorporated into its elevation. More recently, it has also become known as Pavillon Sully.
Curiosity’s Color View of Martian Dune After Crossing It
This look back at a dune that NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover drove across was taken by the rover’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the 538th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 9, 2014). The rover had driven over the dune three days earlier. For scale, the distance between the parallel wheel tracks is about 9 feet (2.7 meters). The dune is about 3 feet (1 meter) tall in the middle of its span across an opening called “Dingo Gap.” This view is looking eastward.