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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-08 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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This 4.5 billion-year-old rock, labeled meteorite ALH84001, is one of 10 rocks from Mars in which researchers have found organic carbon compounds that originated on Mars without involvement of life.
PIA00289:
Carbon Compounds from Mars Found Inside Meteorite ALH84001
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-08 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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This photograph shows orange-colored carbonate mineral globules found in a meteorite, called ALH84001, believed to have once been a part of Mars.
PIA00290:
Mars Life? - Orange-colored Carbonate Mineral Globules
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-06-03 Mars Viking
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An oblique, color image of central Valles Marineris, Mars showing relief of Ophir and Candor Chasmata; view toward east. The photograph is a composite of Viking high-resolution images in black and white and low-resolution images in color.
PIA00006:
Oblique View with Altimetry of Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Eleven years and two months after its landing on Mars, the total driving distance of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity surpassed the length of a marathon race: 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers).
PIA19158:
Opportunity's Marathon Journey
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-06-03 Mars Viking
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An oblique, color image of central Valles Marineris, Mars showing relief of Ophir and Candor Chasmata; view toward north. The photograph is a composite of Viking high-resolution images in black and white and low-resolution images in color.
PIA00005:
Oblique View of Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-09 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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This electron microscope image is a close-up of the center part of photo number S96-12301.
PIA00284:
Mars Life? - Microscopic Tube-like Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-09 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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This electron microscope image shows extremely tiny tubular structures that are possible microscopic fossils of bacteria-like organisms that may have lived on Mars more than 3.6 billion years ago.
PIA00285:
Mars Life? - Microscopic Tubular Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-09 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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This electron microscope image shows egg-shaped structures, some of which may be possible microscopic fossils of Martian origin as discussed by NASA research published in the Aug. 16, 1996.
PIA00286:
Mars Life? - Microscopic Egg-shaped Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-09 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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This electron microscope image shows tubular structures of likely Martian origin. These structures are very similar in size and shape to extremely tiny microfossils found in some Earth rocks.
PIA00287:
Mars Life? - Microscopic Tubular Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-09 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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This high-resolution scanning electron microscope image shows an unusual tube-like structural form that is less than 1/100th the width of a human hair in size found in meteorite ALH84001, a meteorite believed to be of Martian origin.
PIA00288:
Mars Life? - Microscopic Tube-like Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-04 Mars Viking
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Shown here is a digital mosaic of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in the Solar System, as seen by NASA's Viking Orbiter 1. Much of the plains surrounding the volcano are covered by the ridged and grooved 'aureole' of Olympus Mons.
PIA00300:
Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Apollinaris Patera
PIA00411:
Apollinaris Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-08-15 Mars Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
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Pathfinder Landing Accelerations
PIA00797:
Pathfinder Landing Accelerations
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-08-15 Mars Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
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Dust Devil Schematic
PIA00799:
Dust Devil Schematic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Mars Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
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Wind Drifts at Viking 1 Landing Site
PIA00990:
Wind Drifts at Viking 1 Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-26 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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A mosaic of 24 images taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor on a single northern summer day in April, 1999 are stitched together to create a global view of Mars.
PIA02315:
Proposed Mars Polar Lander Landing Site (Global Perspective)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-01-17 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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Mars Gravity Anomoly Map
PIA02817:
Mars Gravity Anomoly Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Mars Mariner Mars 1964 (Mariner 4)
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Mariner Crater
PIA02979:
Mariner Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Mars Mariner Mars 1964 (Mariner 4)
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Atlantis Region on Mars - Mariner 4
PIA02980:
Atlantis Region on Mars - Mariner 4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Mars Mariner Mars 1969 (Mariner 7)
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Mars full disk approach view from Mariner 7
PIA02981:
Mars full disk approach view from Mariner 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Mars Viking
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Color mosaic of Olympus Mons volcano on Mars from the Viking 1 Orbiter. The mosaic was created using images from orbit 735 taken 22 June 1978. Olympus Mons is about 600 km in diameter and the summit caldera is 24 km above the surrounding plains.
PIA02982:
Color Mosaic of Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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Mariner 9 views of shield volcano
PIA02983:
Mariner 9 views of shield volcano
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-22 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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South Polar Cap of Mars as seen by Mariners 9 & 7
PIA02989:
South Polar Cap of Mars as seen by Mariners 9 & 7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-22 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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Nix Olympica Identified by Mariner 9 on Mars Approach
PIA02995:
Nix Olympica Identified by Mariner 9 on Mars Approach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-22 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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South Pole as viewed by Mariner 9 on Mars Approach
PIA02996:
South Pole as viewed by Mariner 9 on Mars Approach
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-22 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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Mariner 9 View of Arsia Silva
PIA02997:
Mariner 9 View of Arsia Silva
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-22 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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Mariner 9 views Canyon System emerging from Martian Dust Storm
PIA02998:
Mariner 9 views Canyon System emerging from Martian Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-22 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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Mariner 9 views Ascraeus Lacus above the Martian Dust Storm
PIA03100:
Mariner 9 views Ascraeus Lacus above the Martian Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since October 24, 2001.
PIA04816:
Odyssey over Mars' South Pole (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04817:
Odyssey over Mars' South Pole in 3-D (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above Mars' south pole in this artist's concept illustration. The spacecraft has been orbiting Mars since October 24, 2001.
PIA04818:
Odyssey over Martian Sunrise (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft passes above a portion of the planet that is rotating into the sunlight in this artist's concept illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04819:
Odyssey over Martian Sunrise, 3-D (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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One of two Mars Exploration Rovers sits inside its cruise stage waitingto undergo environmental testing at NASA's Jet PropulsionLaboratory.
PIA04821:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft. This image shows the aeroshell, which includes the backshell as well as the heatshield.
PIA04822:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft -- areoshell (encapsulating the rover and lander) plus cruise stage.
PIA04823:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft -- areoshell (encapsulating the rover and lander) plus cruise stage.
PIA04824:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER) spacecraft -- areoshell (encapsulating the rover and lander) plus cruise stage.
PIA04825:
Mars Exploration Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Rover team members with the Mars Exploration Rover.
PIA04826:
Rover Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Two generations of Rovers.
PIA04827:
Two Generations of Rovers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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How Warm is Mars?
PIA05046:
How Warm is Mars?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Virtual Rover Deploys Arm
PIA05098:
Virtual Rover Deploys Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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A Flyby Tour of Spirit's Descent
PIA05129:
A Flyby Tour of Spirit's Descent Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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A Flyby Tour of Spirit's Descent-2
PIA05130:
A Flyby Tour of Spirit's Descent-2 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Inspector Gadget
PIA05269:
Inspector Gadget
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Opportunity Digs
PIA05309:
Opportunity Digs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Meteorite Linked to Rock at Meridiani
PIA05759:
Meteorite Linked to Rock at Meridiani
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-05-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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At the Edge of 'Endurance'
PIA05872:
At the Edge of 'Endurance'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-07-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Portrait of an Aging Wheel
PIA06684:
Portrait of an Aging Wheel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Solar Power on Mars
PIA03607:
Solar Power on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Solar-Panel Dust Accumulation and Cleanings
PIA03608:
Solar-Panel Dust Accumulation and Cleanings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-16 Mars 2910x4093x3
Sand-laden jets shoot into the polar sky in this view by noted space artist Ron Miller. It shows the Martian south polar ice cap as southern spring begins
PIA08660:
Sand-Laden Jets (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-08-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Spirit Discovers New Class of Igneous Rocks
PIA08698:
Spirit Discovers New Class of Igneous Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image of the northern wall of Coprates Chasma, in Valles Marineris, was taken by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on June 16, 2007.
PIA10074:
The Layer Cake Walls of Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Phoenix
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This topography map illustrates where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was targeted to land on May 25, 2008, based on expectations as of noon pacific time (3 p.m. eastern time), May 24, 2008.
PIA10677:
Phoenix on Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-26 Mars Phoenix
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Phoenix's New Neighborhood
PIA10687:
Phoenix's New Neighborhood
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-04 Mars Phoenix
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Sixty-One Martian Days of Weather Monitoring
PIA11003:
Sixty-One Martian Days of Weather Monitoring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-30 Mars Phoenix
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Lidar Measurements of Snow Falling from Martian Clouds
PIA11200:
Lidar Measurements of Snow Falling from Martian Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
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This map shows a color-coded interpretation of geomorphic units -- categories based on surface textures and contour -- in the region where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has studied an arctic Martian plain.
PIA11712:
Geomorphic Map of Region Around Phoenix Mars Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-12-15 Mars Phoenix
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The tilt of Mars' spin axis (obliquity) varies cyclically over hundreds of thousands of years, and affects the sunlight falling on the poles.
PIA11714:
Mars Obliquity Cycle Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-09-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Using observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this map shows five locations where fresh impact cratering has excavated water ice from just beneath the surface of Mars.
PIA12214:
Expected Depths to Ice, Mid-Latitude Northern Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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More Than 60 Sites Considered for Next Mars Rover Landing
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More Than 60 Sites Considered for Next Mars Rover Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The area in and near the landing site selected for landing of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory offers a diversity of possible targets for examination by the mission's rover, Curiosity.
PIA14305:
Attractions for Study in and near Curiosity's Selected Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-07-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The lower portion of a mountain inside Gale crater on Mars contains layers that may be examined by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. A landing site in Gale, close to the foot of the mountain, has been selected for the mission.
PIA14306:
Attractions in Layers of Mountain Inside Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mariner Mars 1971 (Mariner 9)
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This view of channels on Mars came from NASA's Mariner 9 orbiter. In 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to enter orbit around Mars.
PIA15090:
Mariner 9 View of Nirgal Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Color coding in this image of Gale Crater on Mars represents differences in elevation. The vertical difference from a low point inside the landing ellipse for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (yellow dot) to a high point on the mountain inside the crater.
PIA15093:
Topography of Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-11-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Modern-day Mars experiences cyclical changes in climate and, consequently, ice distribution. Unlike Earth, the obliquity (or tilt) of Mars changes substantially on timescales of hundreds of thousands to millions of years.
PIA15095:
Changes in Tilt of Mars' Axis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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As of June 2012, the target landing area for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is the ellipse marked on this image of Gale Crater. The ellipse is about 12 miles long and 4 miles wide (20 kilometers by 7 kilometers).
PIA15687:
Destination Gale Crater in August 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-06-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The site for NASA's Curiosity rover is near the northern flank of Mount Sharp, inside Gale Crater on Mars. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA15688:
Landing Target for Mars Rover Curiosity, in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows the topography, with shading added, around the area where NASA's Curiosity rover is slated to land on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The red oval indicates the targeted landing area for the rover known as the 'landing ellipse.'
PIA15956:
Topographic Map of Curiosity Landing Area
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). The clear dust cover that protected the camera during landing has been sprung open.
PIA15973:
Curiosity's Surroundings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is a version of one of the first images taken by a front Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover. It was taken through a 'fisheye' wide-angle lens but has been 'linearized' so that the horizon looks flat rather than curved.
PIA15976:
Curiosity's Front View, Linearized
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is a version of one of the first images taken by a front Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover. It was taken through a 'fisheye' wide-angle lens but has been 'linearized' so that the horizon looks flat rather than curved.
PIA15977:
Curiosity's Front View, Linearized
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image taken by NASA's Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover -- its main science target, informally called Mount Sharp. The rover's shadow can be seen in the foreground, and the dark bands beyond are dunes.
PIA15986:
Behold Mount Sharp!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is the full-resolution version of one of the first images taken by a rear Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). The image has also been cropped.
PIA15987:
Looking Back at the Crater Rim
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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shows the 15-foot (4.5-meter) diameter heat shield when it was about 50 feet (16 meters) from the spacecraft.
PIA15988:
Curiosity's Heat Shield in View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover revealing surface features including relatively dark dunes, degraded impact craters and other geologic features including small escarpments.
PIA15989:
Martian Surface Below Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover. A dust cloud was generated when the Curiosity rover was being lowered to the surface while the sky crane hovered above.
PIA15990:
Curiosity Kicking up Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover and is representative of the images acquired once the Curiosity rover was resting on the surface of Mars after touchdown.
PIA15991:
Curiosity Color Close-Up upon Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover illustrating the first appearance of the left front wheel of the Curiosity rover after deployment of the suspension system as the vehicle was about to touch down on Mars.
PIA15992:
Curiosity's Wheel During Descent
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This image is a 3-D view behind NASA's Curiosity rover. The anaglyph was made from a stereo pair of Hazard-Avoidance Cameras on the rear of the rover. It has been cropped.
PIA16002:
3-D View from Behind Curiosity
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This image is a 3-D view in front of NASA's Curiosity rover. Mount Sharp is visible rising above the terrain, though in one 'eye' a box on the rover holding the drill bits obscures the view.
PIA16004:
3-D View from the Front of Curiosity
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This image comparison shows a view through a Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover before and after the clear dust cover was removed. Both images were taken by a camera at the front of the rover. Mount Sharp, looms ahead.
PIA16005:
Clear Views on Mars
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This full-resolution image shows one of the first views from NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (early morning hours Aug. 6 EDT).
PIA15994:
Curiosity's Early Views of Mars
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This is the first image taken by the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover. It shows the shadow of the rover's now-upright mast in the center, and the arm's shadow at left. The arm itself can be seen in the foreground.
PIA16010:
Curiosity Looks Away from the Sun
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This is the first 360-degree panoramic view from NASA's Curiosity rover, taken with the Navigation cameras. Mount Sharp is to the right, and the north Gale Crater rim can be seen at center. The rover's body is in the foreground.
PIA16011:
Curiosity Takes It All In
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This Picasso-like self portrait of NASA's Curiosity rover was taken by its Navigation cameras, located on the now-upright mast. The camera snapped pictures 360-degrees around the rover, while pointing down at the rover deck, up and straight ahead.
PIA16012:
Rover's Self Portrait
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These are the first two full-resolution images of the Martian surface from the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover, which are located on the rover's 'head' or mast. The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance beyond the pebbly ground.
PIA16013:
Curiosity's New Home
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This is a close-up view of the zones where the soil at Curiosity's landing site was blown away by the thrusters on the rover's descent stage. The excavation of the soil reveals probable bedrock outcrop.
PIA16025:
Rocket Thrusters Expose Bedrock
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This full-resolution image shows part of the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover taken from one of the rover's Navigation cameras looking toward the back left of the rover. On the left, part of the rover's power supply is visible.
PIA16028:
A Clear Look at the Rover Deck
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This mosaic image shows part of the left side of NASA's Curiosity rover and two blast marks from the descent stage's rocket engines. The rim of Gale Crater is the lighter colored band across the horizon. The back of the rover is to the left.
PIA16040:
Traces of Landing
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This portion of an image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been annotated to show the relative positions between NASA's Curiosity rover (right) and the impact site of its sky crane, or descent stage.
PIA16023:
Inspecting Curiosity's Descent Stage Crash Site
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The red 'X' marks the spot where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars. This is well within the targeted landing region, called the landing 

ellipse, marked by the light blue line.
PIA16038:
Zeroing in on Rover's Landing Site
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The distant blob seen in the view on left, taken by a Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, may be a cloud created during the crash of the rover's descent stage.
PIA16042:
Witnessing the Descent Stage Crash?
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This self-portrait shows the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover from the rover's Navigation camera. The rim of Gale Crater can be seen at upper right.
PIA16062:
Bird's Eye View of Curiosity
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Scientists have now named the four marks near NASA's Curiosity rover where blasts from the descent stage rocket engines blew away some of the Martian surface material. Clockwise from the most north: Burnside, Goulburn, Hepburn and Sleepy Dragon.
PIA16066:
Naming the Scour Marks
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This cropped image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows one set of marks on the surface of Mars where blasts from the descent-stage rocket engines blew away some of the surface material.
PIA16067:
Goulburn Scour Mark
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This image (cut out from a mosaic) shows the view from the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover toward the lower reaches of Mount Sharp, where Curiosity is likely to begin its ascent through hundreds of feet (meters) of layered deposits.
PIA16068:
The Promised Land
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This 360-degree image shows a complete, full-resolution panorama around NASA's Curiosity rover. The pointy rim of Gale Crater can be seen as a lighter strip along top right of the image. The base of Mount Sharp can be seen along top left.
PIA16074:
All Around Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graph shows readings for atmospheric pressure at the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover. The data were obtained by Curiosity's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18, 2012.
PIA16080:
First Pressure Readings on Mars
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This graph shows the rise and fall of air and ground temperatures on Mars obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16081:
Taking Mars' Temperature
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