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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from an animated gif shows the movement of the rear right wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars.
PIA16087:
Wiggle in the Gravel Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This photo mosaic shows the scour mark, dubbed 'Goulburn,' left by the thrusters on the sky crane that helped lower NASA's Curiosity rover to the Red Planet.
PIA16090:
Zapping Rocks Exposed by the Sky Crane's Thrusters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This 360-degree panorama shows evidence of a successful first test drive for NASA's Curiosity rover; the rover made its first move, going forward about 15 feet (4.5 meters), rotating 120 degrees and then reversing about 8 feet (2.5 meters).
PIA16092:
Curiosity's First Track Marks on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This imagery is being released in association with NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. This is a temporary caption to be replaced as soon as more information is available.
PIA16094:
Rover Takes Its First 'Steps'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity rover shot its laser 50 times at rocks exposed by thrusters on the rover's sky crane at the scour mark called 'Goulburn.'
PIA16091:
After the Laser Shots Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows the tracks left by NASA's Curiosity rover on Aug. 22, 2012, as it completed its first test drive on Mars. This image was taken by a front Hazard-Avoidance camera, which has a fisheye lens.
PIA16095:
Making Tracks on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover shows track marks from a successful drive to the scour mark known as Goulburn, an area of bedrock exposed by thrusters on the rover's descent stage.
PIA16108:
Evidence of Curiosity's Second Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image taken by a front Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity shows track marks from the rover's first Martian drives.
PIA16109:
Big Wheels Keep on Rollin'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Two donut-shaped tracks make an infinity symbol, and mark the first two drives of NASA's Curiosity rover. The landing site is at the far right.
PIA16110:
From Infinity and Beyond
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows a close-up of track marks from the first test drive of NASA's Curiosity rover. The rover's arm is visible in the foreground. A close inspection of the tracks reveals a unique, repeating pattern: Morse code for JPL.
PIA16093:
Curiosity Leaves Its Mark
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The straight lines in Curiosity's zigzag track marks are Morse code for JPL. The 'footprint' is an important reference mark that the rover can use to drive more precisely via a system called visual odometry.
PIA16111:
Reading the Rover's Tracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows a close-up of track marks left by NASA's Curiosity rover. Holes in the rover's wheels, seen here in this view, leave imprints in the tracks that can be used to help the rover drive more accurately. The imprint is Morse code for JPL.
PIA16112:
Curiosity Tracks Its Tracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows the location of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover, in addition to the arm's turret, which holds two instruments and three tools. The arm places and holds turret-mounted tools on rock and soil targets.
PIA16144:
Curiosity's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows the five devices that make up the turret at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover. These include: the drill for acquiring powdered samples from interiors of rocks.
PIA16145:
Tools at Curiosity's 'Fingertips'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows various components needed to support tools at the end of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover, including: calibration targets for helping instruments set their baseline levels.
PIA16146:
Curiosity's Work Bench
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This diagram illustrates Mars' 'thermal tides,' a weather phenomenon responsible for large, daily variations in pressure at the Martian surface.
PIA16478:
Thermal Tides at Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This collage shows the variety of soils found at landing sites on Mars. The elemental composition of the typical, reddish soils were investigated by NASA's Viking, Pathfinder and Mars Exploration Rover missions, and now with the Curiosity rover.
PIA16571:
A Sampling of Martian Soils
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The development of the Mars rover Curiosity's capabilities for drilling into a rock on Mars required years of development work. Seen here are some of the rocks used in bit development testing and lifespan testing at JPL in 2007.
PIA16732:
Preparation on Earth for Drilling on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This frame from a video clip shows moments during a demonstration of drilling into a rock at NASA's JPL, Pasadena, Calif., with a test double of the Mars rover Curiosity. The drill combines hammering and rotation motions of the bit.
PIA16733:
Video Clip of a Rover Rock-Drilling Demonstration at JPL Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 726x400x3
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective.
PIA16811:
Geometry of Mars Solar Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has made measurements indicating that the Cumberland rock target the rover drilled in May 2013 has been exposed at the surface for about 80 million years.
PIA17604:
Scarp Retreat Model and Exposure History of 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This plot segregates various minerals examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity according to their different compositions; for example, those with more iron and magnesium oxides are located in the lower right corner.
PIA17757:
Mineral Plot from 'Esperance' Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-12 Mars Viking
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No NASA Mars orbiter has been in a position to observe morning daylight on Mars since the twin Viking orbiters of the 1970s. This image, taken by Viking Orbiter 1 on Aug. 17, 1976, shows water-ice clouds in the Valles Marineris area of equatorial Mars.
PIA17940:
Martian Morning Clouds Seen by Viking Orbiter 1 in 1976
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This map shows the route driven and route planned for NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from before reaching 'Dingo Gap' in upper right, to the mission's next science waypoint, 'Kimberley' (formerly referred to as 'KMS-9'), lower left.
PIA17946:
Map of Recent and Planned Driving by Curiosity as of Feb. 18, 2014
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-27 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) flying over Mars.
PIA17486:
Mars Global Surveyor (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This cross-section graphic provides an interpretation of the geologic relationship between the 'Murray Formation,' the crater floor sediments, and the hematite ridge.
PIA18782:
Geologic Cross-Section
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-21 Mars MAVEN
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This image shows an artist concept of NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.
PIA18811:
MAVEN (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-10-09 Mars 1000x1000x3
Comet Siding Spring will have a close approach to Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. This artist's concept shows people in the Southern Hemisphere where to look for Mars in the night sky. Mars and the comet may be visible with binoculars.
PIA18612:
View of Comet Siding Spring from Southern Hemisphere (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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This artist's concept depicts the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's MAVEN spacecraft scanning the upper atmosphere of Mars. IUVS uses limb scans to map the chemical makeup and vertical structure across Mars' upper atmosphere.
PIA18856:
Artist's Concept of MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph at Work
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-11-07 Mars MAVEN
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The places where the red line on this graph extends higher than the blue line show detection of metals added to the Martian atmosphere from dust particles released by a passing comet on Oct. 19, 2014. The graphed data are from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
PIA18857:
Comet Meteor Shower Put Magnesium and Iron into Martian Atmosphere
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This diagram depicts rivers entering a lake. Where the water's flow decelerates, sediments drop out, and a delta forms, depositing a prism of sediment that tapers out toward the lake's interior.
PIA19071:
How a Delta Forms Where River Meets Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image depicts how a mountain inside a Mars' Gale Crater might have formed. At left, the crater fills with layers of sediment. Yellow is for deposits in alluvial fans, deltas, and drifts during both wet and dry periods.
PIA19079:
Sedimentation and Erosion in Gale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This simulation depicts a lake partially filling Mars' Gale Crater, receiving runoff from snow melting on the crater's rim, showing evidence that NASA's Curiosity rover has found ancient streams, deltas and lakes.
PIA19080:
Simulated View of Gale Crater Lake on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This closeup shows the size of the computer chip that holds about 35,000 laser-engraved signatures of visitors to the Mars Exploration Rovers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA04851:
Chip with 35,000 Signatures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, technicians remove one of the circuit boards on the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2).
PIA04850:
Circuit Boards on Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the lander petals of the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2) have been reopened and its solar panels deployed to allow technicians access to the spacecraft to remove one of its circuit boards.
PIA04849:
Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Engineers for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission are completing assembly and testing for the twin robotic geologists at JPL.
PIA04835:
Mars Exploration Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-07 Mars Viking
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NASA's Viking 1 Orbiter color mosaic of the eastern Tharsis region on Mars. At left, from top to bottom, are the three 25 km high volcanic shields, Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons, and Arsia Mons.
PIA02987:
Photomosiac of the Tharsis Region
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Tyrrhena Patera Region of Mars. Theis scene shows a central circular depression surrounded by circular fractures and highly dissected horizontal sheets, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00421:
Tyrrhena Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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A color image fro NASA's Viking Orbiter of the Hellas Planitia region of Mars; north toward top. The scene shows the Hellas plain within the 1,800- km-diameter Hellas basin, an ancient impact basin.
PIA00416:
Hellas Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Hadriaca Patera on the northeast rim of Hellas basin of Mars. This scene shows a central circular depression surrounded by low radial ridges and, at the bottom of the image, the channel of Dao Vallis, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00415:
Hadriaca Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Ma'adim Vallis region of Mars. This image shows the 600-km-long channel that drained into impact crater Gusev. Crater Gusev is about 160 km in diameter., as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00414:
Ma'adim Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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The Amphitrites Patera region of Mars. This scene shows several indistinct ring structures and radial ridges of an old volcano named Amphitrites Patera, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00410:
Amphitrites Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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The Alba Patera region of Mars; north toward top. This scene shows a central circular depression surrounded by splays of fractures, named Alba Fossae and Tantalus Fossae, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00409:
Alba Patera
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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The Tharsis region of Mars; north toward top. This scene shows the Tharsis bulge, a huge ridge covered by the 3 large aligned Tharsis Montes shield volcanoes (from lower l to r): Arsia, Pavonis, and Ascraeus Mons as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00408:
Tharsis
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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The north polar cap is visible in this projection at the top of the image from NASA's Viking Orbiter 1, the great equatorial canyon system (Valles Marineris) below center, and four huge Tharsis volcanoes (and several smaller ones) at left.
PIA00407:
Global Color Views of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-08-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Mars is kept company by two cratered moons -- an inner moon named Phobos and an outer moon named Deimos.
PIA17305:
The Moons of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This engineering drawing shows the arm on NASA's Curiosity's rover in its 'ready-for-action' position, or 'ready out' as engineers say, in addition to the position it assumes to drop off samples.
PIA16147:
Flexing Curiosity's Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This mosaic image shows the first target NASA's Curiosity rover aims to zap ChemCam instrument. ChemCam will be firing a laser at this rock, provisionally named N165, and analyzing the glowing, ionized gas, called plasma, that the laser excites.
PIA16072:
Curiosity's First Rock Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-26 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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This three-dimensional perspective view of the Martian polar layered terrain was created by combining NASA's Viking images with NASA's Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter measurements of the height of the surface.
PIA02318:
Proposed Mars Polar Lander Landing Site (Perspective View 3)
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-26 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
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This three-dimensional perspective view of the Martian polar layered terrain was created by combining NASA's Viking images with NASA's Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter measurements of the height of the surface.
PIA02317:
Proposed Mars Polar Lander Landing Site (Perspective View 2)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A rock in the Sheepbed mudstone deposit in the Yellowknife Bay area inside Gale Crater is the first rock on Mars ever to be dated by laboratory analysis of its ingredients.
PIA17602:
Measuring the Age of a Rock on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-06-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This triangle plot shows the relative concentrations of some of the major chemical elements in the Martian rock 'Esperance.' The compositions of average Martian crust and of montmorillonite, a common clay mineral, are shown.
PIA17075:
Chemistry of Martian Rock "Esperance"
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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A fine channel networks on Mars. This scene shows heavily cratered highlands dissected by dendritic open channel networks that dissect steep slopes of impact crater walls, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00413:
Fine Channel Networks
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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The Elysium Region of Mars; north toward top. This scene shows the Elysium Mons volcano (center), Hecates Tholus (to the north), Albor Tholus (to the south), and the depressions of Elysium Fossae, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00412:
Elysium
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-17 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The Road Less Traveled
PIA05310:
The Road Less Traveled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-22 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
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The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft is depicted in orbit around Mars in this artist's concept stereo illustration. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA04803:
Mars Express, 3-D Artist's Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-04 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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First Look at Spirit at Landing Site
PIA04982:
First Look at Spirit at Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers prepare to lift the Mars Exploration Rover-1 (MER-B) onto a spin table during preflight processing of the spacecraft.
PIA04854:
Preflight Processing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Workers in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility prepare the heat shield that will be attached to the backshell, surrounding Mars Exploration Rover 1 (MER-1).
PIA04853:
Heat Shield Preparation
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Air bags are installed on the lander on Mars Exploration Rover 1 (MER-1).
PIA04852:
Air Bag Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-11-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, technicians reopen the lander petals of the Mars Exploration Rover 2 (MER-2) to allow access to one of the spacecraft's circuit boards.
PIA04848:
Lander Petals of Rover 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Valles Marineris, the great canyon and the south Chryse basin-Valles Marineris outflow channels of Mars. This scene shows the entire Valles Marineris canyon system extending from Noctis Labyrinthus, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00426:
Valles Marineris and Chryse Outflow Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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During its examination of Mars, NASA's Viking 1 spacecraft returned images of Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system, whose connected chasma or valleys may have formed from a combination of erosional collapse and structural activity.
PIA00425:
Ophir Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Engineers for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Mission are completing assembly and testing for the twin robotic geologists at JPL.
PIA04834:
Mars Exploration Rover 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Technicians maneuver the aeroshell for Mars Exploration Rover 2 onto a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
PIA04833:
Opening Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The aeroshell for Mars Exploration Rover 2 rests on end after rotation in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
PIA04832:
Bottom of Aeroshell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Suspended by an overhead crane in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) aeroshell is guided by workers as it moves to a rotation stand.
PIA04830:
Closed Aeroshell
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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, an overhead crane lowers the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) aeroshell toward a rotation stand.
PIA04829:
Crane Lowers Aeroshell
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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 Mons standing above the Martian Dust Storm
PIA02999:
Mariner 9 views Ascraeus Mons standing above the Martian Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Mars Viking
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NASA's Viking Orbiter 2 image shows a large dust storm over the Thaumasia region on Mars. This large disturbance soon grew into the first global dust storm observed by the Viking Orbiters.
PIA02985:
Dust storm in the Thaumasia region of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-11-04 Mars Viking
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NASA's Viking Orbiter 1 photomosaic of Olympus Mons summit caldera. The caldera comprises a series of craters formed by repeated collapses after eruptions.
PIA02984:
Photomosiac of Olympus Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-07 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image is a 3-D view in front of NASA's Curiosity rover captured by the rover's front left Hazard-Avoidance camera. The image is cropped but part of Mount Sharp is still visible rising above the terrain.
PIA16003:
3-D View from the Front of Curiosity
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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 rear Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover and shows part of the rim of Gale Crater, which is a feature the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
PIA15975:
Curiosity's Rear 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 rear Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover and shows part of the rim of Gale Crater, which is a feature the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
PIA15974:
Curiosity's Rear 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 the first image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a 'fisheye' wide-angle lens on one of the rover's rear right Hazard-Avoidance cameras.
PIA15972:
What Lies Behind Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is the first image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a 'fisheye' wide-angle lens on one of the rover's rear left Hazard-Avoidance cameras.
PIA15971:
What Lies Behind Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is the first image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a 'fisheye' wide-angle lens on one of the rover's front right Hazard-Avoidance cameras.
PIA15970:
Curiosity Snaps Picture of Its Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This is the first image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). It was taken through a 'fisheye' wide-angle lens on one of the rover's front left Hazard-Avoidance cameras.
PIA15969:
Curiosity Snaps Picture of Its Shadow
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Valles Marineris, the great canyon of Mars. This scene shows the entire canyon system, extending from Noctis Labyrinthus, the arcuate system of graben to the west, to the chaotic terrain to the east, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00422:
Valles Marineris
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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Ismenius Lacus region of Mars containing the impact crater Moreux. This scene shows heavily cratered highlands in the south on relatively smooth lowland plains in the north separated by a belt of dissected terrain, as seen by NASA's Viking spacecraft.
PIA00420:
Crater Moreux
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Add Image to Favorite List 1998-06-08 Mars Viking
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This image from NASA's Viking Orbiter 2 is of the south Chryse basin Valles Marineris outflow channels on Mars. The scene shows on the southwest corner the chaotic terrain of the east part of Valles Marineris and two of its related canyons.
PIA00418:
Chryse Outflow Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-06-26 Mars Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA's Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope took the picture on June 26, 2001 when Mars was approximately 43 million miles (68 million km) from Earth -- the closest Mars has ever been to Earth since 1988.
PIA18184:
Mars at 43 Million Miles From Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-09 Mars Antarctic Meteorite Location and Mapping Project (AMLAMP)
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In the center of this electron microscope image of a small chip from a meteorite are several tiny structures that are possible microscopic fossils of primitive, bacteria-like organisms that may have lived on Mars more than 3.6 billion years ago.
PIA00283:
Mars Life? - Microscopic Structures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-10-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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The Mars Exploration Rover-2 is moved to a workstand in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility.
PIA04828:
Rover 2 Moved to Workstand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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Found You!
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This graphic depicts the relative shapes and distances from Mars for five active orbiter missions plus the planet's two natural satellites. It illustrates the potential for intersections of the spacecraft orbits.
PIA19396:
Diverse Orbits Around Mars (Graphic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-10 Mars Mars 2020 Project
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This diagram, superimposed on a photo of Martian landscape, illustrates a concept called 'adaptive caching,' which is in development for NASA's 2020 Mars rover mission.
PIA19150:
Adaptive Caching Concept
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-10 Mars Mars 2020 Project
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This 2015 diagram shows components of the investigations payload for NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA19672:
Science Instruments on NASA's Mars 2020 Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-12 Mars InSight
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NASA's two MarCO CubeSats will be flying past Mars in September 2016 just as NASA's next Mars lander, InSight, is descending through the Martian atmosphere and landing on the surface.
PIA19388:
Interplanetary CubeSat for Technology Demonstration at Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-24 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic depicts paths by which carbon has been exchanged among Martian interior, surface rocks, polar caps, waters and atmosphere, and also depicts a mechanism by which it is lost from the atmosphere with a strong effect on isotope ratio.
PIA20163:
Carbon Exchange and Loss Processes on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-09 Mars MAVEN
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This artist's depiction shows the close encounter between comet Siding Sprng and Mars in 2014. The comet's powerful magnetic field temporarily merged with, and overwhelmed, the planet's weak magnetic field.
PIA20321:
Passing Comet Affects Magnetic Field at Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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At 11:02 a.m. EDT on April 7, 2001, crowds watch a Boeing Delta II rocket lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, carrying NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft into space on its seven-month journey to Mars.
PIA20331:
Odyssey's Launch to Mars on April 7, 2001
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The ejecta of the impact crater shown in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft appears to have been modified after it was emplaced. This modification may be due to the presence of subsurface ground ice.
PIA04094:
Elysium Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-01-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows old, heavily cratered volcanic terrain in Terra Tyrrhena within the Martian southern highlands.
PIA04095:
Terra Tyrrhena
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Russell Crater - VIS
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Russell Crater - VIS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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THEMIS ART #81
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THEMIS ART #81
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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THEMIS ART #82
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THEMIS ART #82
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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THEMIS ART #83
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THEMIS ART #83
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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THEMIS ART #84
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THEMIS ART #84
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