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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This image from the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows detailed texture of a rock target called 'Yellowjacket' on Mars' Mount Sharp.
PIA19661:
Auto-Focused on Details in "Yellowjacket" on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a site where two different types of bedrock meet on lower Mount Sharp.
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Geological Contact Zone Near 'Marias Pass' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of a sandstone target called 'Big Arm' covers an area about 1.3 inches (33 millimeters) wide in detail that shows differing shapes and colors of sand grains in the stone.
PIA19677:
Diverse Grains in Mars Sandstone Target 'Big Arm'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This 3-D stereo view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a 360-degree panorama around the location where the rover spent its 1,000th Martian day, or sol, on Mars. The site is a valley just below 'Marias Pass' on lower Mount Sharp.
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Panorama from Curiosity's Sol 1000 Location (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This 360-degree panorama from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the surroundings of a site on lower Mount Sharp where the rover spent its 1,000th Martian day, or sol, on Mars.
PIA19679:
Panorama from Curiosity's Sol 1000 Location
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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A rock fragment dubbed 'Lamoose' is shown in this picture taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. Like other nearby rocks in a portion of the 'Marias Pass' area of Mt. Sharp, Mars, it has unusually high concentrations of silica.
PIA19828:
High-Silica 'Lamoose' Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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A rock outcrop dubbed 'Missoula,' near Marias Pass on Mars, is seen in this image mosaic taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. Pale mudstone (bottom of outcrop) meets coarser sandstone (top) in this geological contact zone.
PIA19829:
Contact Zone: 'Missoula'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A southward-looking panorama combining images from both cameras of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows diverse geological textures on Mount Sharp.
PIA19803:
Curiosity Rover's View of Alluring Martian Geology Ahead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-05 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover drilled this hole to collect sample material from a rock target called 'Buckskin' on July 30, 2015, during the 1060th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars. The diameter is slightly smaller than a U.S. dime.
PIA19804:
Hole at 'Buckskin' Drilled Days Before Landing Anniversary
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This version of a self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at a drilling site called 'Buckskin' on lower Mount Sharp is presented as a stereographic projection, which shows the horizon as a circle.
PIA19806:
Round-Horizon Version of Curiosity's Low-Angle Selfie at 'Buckskin'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle above the 'Buckskin' rock target, where the mission collected its seventh drilled sample. The site is in the 'Marias Pass' area of lower Mount Sharp.
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Curiosity Low-Angle Self-Portrait at 'Buckskin' Drilling Site on Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called 'Buckskin' on lower Mount Sharp.
PIA19808:
Looking Up at Mars Rover Curiosity in 'Buckskin' Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
DAN
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Curiosity's Russian-made instrument for checking hydration levels in the ground beneath the rover detected an unusually high amount at a site near 'Marias Pass,' prompting repeated passes over the area to map the hydrogen amounts.
PIA19809:
Curiosity Finds Hydrogen-Rich Area of Mars Subsurface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of a test rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, results from advance testing of arm positions and camera pointings for taking a low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
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Test Rover at JPL During Preparation for Mars Rover's Low-Angle Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-09-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Large-scale crossbedding in the sandstone of this ridge on a lower slope of Mars' Mount Sharp is typical of windblown sand dunes that have petrified. NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam to capture this vista on Aug. 27, 2015.
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Vista from Curiosity Shows Crossbedded Martian Sandstone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-02 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This composite image looking toward the higher regions of Mount Sharp was taken in mid-September, 2015, by NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA19912:
Mount Sharp Comes In Sharply
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A view from the 'Kimberly' formation on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating the ancient depression that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed.
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Strata at Base of Mount Sharp Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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An image taken at the 'Hidden Valley' site, en-route to Mount Sharp, by NASA's Curiosity rover. A variety of mudstone strata in the area indicate a lakebed deposit, with river- and stream-related deposits nearby.
PIA19840:
Secrets of 'Hidden Valley' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the 'Big Sky' site, where its drill collected the mission's fifth taste of Mount Sharp.
PIA19920:
Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Big Sky' Drilling Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a site with a network of prominent mineral veins below a cap rock ridge on lower Mount Sharp.
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Veiny 'Garden City' Site and Surroundings on Mount Sharp, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Prominent mineral veins at the 'Garden City' site examined by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vary in thickness and brightness, as seen in this image from Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam).
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'Garden City' Vein Complex on Lower Mount Sharp, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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These images and overlay bar charts at 'Garden City' from the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover indicate where some high-potassium material is localized within mineral veins.
PIA19923:
Dark, Thin Fracture-Filling Material
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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These images at 'Garden City' from the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover indicate similarly dark material, but with very different chemistries, in mineral veins.
PIA19924:
Thick, Dark Veins at 'Garden City,' Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows texture within a light-toned vein at a site called 'Garden City' on lower Mount Sharp.
PIA19925:
Crystal Growth Texture in Light Vein at 'Garden City'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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Light material emplaced within darker vein material is seen in this view of a mineral vein at the 'Garden City' site on lower Mount Sharp, Mars. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover took the image on April 4, 2015.
PIA19926:
Injection of Light Material into an Older Dark Vein
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a combination of dark and light material within a mineral vein at a site called 'Garden City' on lower Mount Sharp.
PIA19927:
Light Material Ripped Up Older Dark Vein Material
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a dark sand dune in the middle distance. Mount Sharp will be the first in-place study of an active sand dune anywhere other than Earth.
PIA19928:
Curiosity Rover Will Study Dunes on Route up Mountain
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The dark band in the lower portion of this Martian scene is part of the 'Bagnold Dunes' dune field lining the northwestern edge of Mount Sharp, inside Gale Crater.
PIA19929:
Glimpse of 'Bagnold Dunes' Edging Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This view taken from orbit around Mars shows the sand dune that will be the first to be visited by NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover along its route to higher layers of Mount Sharp.
PIA19930:
Orbital View of Dune That Curiosity Will Visit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in mid-November 2015, approaching examples of dunes in the 'Bagnold Dunes' dune field.
PIA20162:
Curiosity Rover's Traverse, First 1,163 Sols on Mars
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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 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The rippled surface of the first Martian sand dune ever studied up close fills this view of 'High Dune' from the Mastcam on NASA's Curiosity rover. This site is part of the 'Bagnold Dunes' field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.
PIA20168:
'High Dune' is First Martian Dune Studied up Close
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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A wheel track left by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover exposes underlying material in a shallow sand sheet in this view from Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam). The site is close to a large sand dune of similarly dark sand grains.
PIA20169:
Rover Track in Sand Sheet Near Martian Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view shows grains of sand where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was driven into a shallow sand sheet near a large dune. The disturbance by the wheel exposed interior material of the sand body, including finer sand grains than on the undisturbed surface.
PIA20170:
Martian Sand Disturbed by Rover Wheel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of the undisturbed surface of a Martian sand dune called 'High Dune' visited by NASA's Curiosity rover shows coarse grains remaining on the surface after wind removal of smaller particles.
PIA20171:
Surface Close-up of a Martian Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This is a frame from an animation that flips back and forth between views taken in 2010 and 2014 of a Martian sand dune at the edge of Mount Sharp, documenting dune activity.
PIA20161:
Change Observed in Martian Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the 'Marias Pass' area where a lower and older geological unit of mudstone.
PIA20174:
'Marias Pass,' Contact Zone of Two Martian Rock Units
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Navigation Camera (Navcam) to capture this view partway back down a slope it climbed toward 'Marias Pass' on lower Mount Sharp. The image was taken May 22, 2015.
PIA20175:
Area with Silica-Rich Target Near 'Marias Pass' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This 360-degree panorama shows the 'Marias Pass' area, at center, and part of the slope that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover climbed to get there, at right.
PIA20266:
Full-Circle View Near 'Marias Pass' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This image from the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows detailed texture of a rock target called 'Elk' on Mars' Mount Sharp.
PIA20267:
Details on Silica-Rich 'Elk' Target near 'Marias Pass'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an example of discoloration closely linked to fractures in the Stimson formation sandstone on lower Mount Sharp. The pattern is evident along two perpendicular fractures.
PIA20268:
Discolored Fracture Zones in Martian Sandstone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals details of a bedrock discoloration pattern at a site between 'Marias Pass' and 'Bridger Basin.' The discoloration is not associated with individual layers.
PIA20269:
Detail of Discoloration Pattern Seen by Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers an area in 'Bridger Basin' that includes the locations where the rover drilled a target called 'Big Sky' on the mission's Sol 1119 (Sept. 29, 2015).
PIA20270:
'Big Sky' and 'Greenhorn' Drilling Area on Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
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The graph at right presents information from the NASA Curiosity Mars rover's onboard analysis of rock powder drilled from the 'Buckskin' target location, shown at left.
PIA20271:
'Buckskin' Drill Hole and CheMin X-ray Diffraction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
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The graph at right presents information from the NASA Curiosity Mars rover's onboard analysis of rock powder drilled from the 'Big Sky' and 'Greenhorn' target locations, shown at left.
PIA20272:
'Big Sky' and 'Greenhorn' Drill Holes and CheMin X-ray Diffraction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
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This graph presents information from the NASA Curiosity Mars rover's onboard analysis of rock powder drilled from the 'Buckskin' and 'Greenhorn' target locations on lower Mount Sharp.
PIA20273:
Silica in Opal at 'Buckskin' and 'Greenhorn' on Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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The yellow triangles on this graph indicate concentrations of the elements titanium and silicon in selected rock targets with high silica content analyzed by the APXS instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover in Mars' Gale Crater.
PIA20274:
Silicon and Titanium Correlation in Selected Rocks at Gale Crater, Mars
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover examined both the 'Greenhorn' and 'Big Sky' targets with the rover's Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument.
PIA20275:
'Big Sky' and 'Greenhorn' Elemental Comparison
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
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This graph shows the ratio of concentrations of several elements in four different pairs of targets examined by Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) instruments on NASA Mars rovers Curiosity and Spirit.
PIA20276:
Alteration Effects at Gale and Gusev Craters
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes field on Mars. As on Earth, the downwind side of an active sand dune has a steep slope called a slip face.
PIA20281:
Slip Face on Downwind Side of 'Namib' Sand Dune on Mars
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Navcam (MSL)
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This stereo view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes on Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA20282:
Downwind Side of 'Namib' Sand Dune on Mars, Stereo
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Mastcam
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Combining multiple images, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals fine details of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune.' Sand on this face of the dark dune has cascaded down a slope of about 26 to 28 degrees.
PIA20283:
Mastcam Telephoto of a Martian Dune's Downwind Face
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Mastcam
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This view from NASA's Curiosity rover of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune' on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the dark-sand 'Bagnold Dunes' field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.
PIA20284:
Full-Circle Panorama Beside 'Namib Dune' on Mars
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MAHLI
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at 'Namib Dune,' where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis.
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Curiosity Self-Portrait at Martian Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the robotic arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used electric lights at night to illuminate this view of Martian sand grains dumped on the ground after sorting with a sieve.
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Night Close-up of Martian Sand Grains
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-03-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.
PIA20166:
New Waypoint, Science Team Newcomers for Curiosity
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Mastcam
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Patches of Martian sandstone visible in this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have a knobbly texture due to nodules apparently more resistant to erosion than the host rock in which some are still embedded.
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Knobbly Textured Sandstone on Mount Sharp, Mars
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MAHLI
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This view from NASA's Curiosity shows nodules exposed in sandstone that is part of the Stimson geological unit on Mount Sharp, Mars. The nodules can be seen to consist of grains of sand cemented together.
PIA20323:
Nodules of Cemented Sand Grains Within Martian Sandstone
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MAHLI
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The nodule in the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows individual grains of sand and (on the right) laminations from the sandstone deposit in which the nodule formed.
PIA20324:
Sandstone Nodule Beside 'Naukluft Plateau' on Mount Sharp, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This early-morning view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers a field of view of about 130 degrees of the inner wall of Gale Crater. The rover's location was on the
PIA20333:
Northern Portion of Gale Crater Rim Viewed from 'Naukluft Plateau'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover uses the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover's arm to check the condition of the wheels at routine intervals.
PIA20334:
Routine Inspection of Rover Wheel Wear and Tear
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Mastcam
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This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse inside Gale Crater.
PIA20332:
Full-Circle Vista from 'Naukluft Plateau' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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By monitoring weather throughout two Martian years since landing in Gale Crater in 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has documented seasonal patterns such as shown in these graphs of temperature, water-vapor content and air pressure.
PIA20600:
Seasonal Cycles in Curiosity's First Two Martian Years
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SAM
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By repeated measurements of the concentration of methane in the atmosphere at Gale Crater, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected long-term variation in background levels below one part per billion.
PIA20601:
Methane Background Levels at Gale Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.
PIA20602:
Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Okoruso' Drill Hole
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.
PIA20603:
Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Okoruso' Drill Hole
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MAHLI
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This graphic maps locations of the first 14 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle.
PIA20748:
Curiosity's First 14 Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This scene shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at a location called 'Windjana,' where the rover found rocks containing manganese-oxide minerals.
PIA20752:
NASA's Curiosity at Site of Clues About Ancient Oxygen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Two sizes of wind-sculpted ripples are evident in this view from NASA's Curiosity of the top surface of 'Namib Dune' in the Bagnold Dune Field. The larger ripples are a type not seen on Earth nor previously recognized as a distinct type on Mars.
PIA20755:
Two Sizes of Ripples on Surface of Martian Sand Dune
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-07-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some of the targets for the laser and telescopic camera of the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument.
PIA20762:
Autonomous Selection of a Rover's Laser Target on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover began close-up investigation of a target called 'Marimba,' on lower Mount Sharp, during the week preceding the fourth anniversary of the mission's dramatic sky-crane landing.
PIA20764:
Curiosity's Arm Over 'Marimba' Target on Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp.
PIA20765:
Rover's Panorama of Entrance to 'Murray Buttes' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The rock in the foreground at right in this 3D scene is informally named 'Balombo.' The group of boulders is at a site called 'Bimbe.' NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows boulders composed of pebble-size and larger rock fragments.
PIA20836:
Breccia-Conglomerate Rocks on Lower Mount Sharp, Mars (Stereo)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-02 Mars Mars Sample Return
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows the orbiter and lander, just after the orbiter would release the lander to descend through the martian atmosphere.
PIA05486:
On Its Own
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows the entry, descent and landing sequence the lander would undergo on its way to Mars.
PIA05487:
The Tricky Part
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows the launch of the martian sample back toward Earth.
PIA05488:
To Mars and Back
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This artist's concept of the proposed NASA Mars Sample Return mission shows rendezvous of the orbiting sample container with the Earth return vehicle.
PIA05489:
Rendezvous in Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Viking
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Viking Lander 1 (Thomas A. Mutch Memorial Station) Imaged from Orbit
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Viking Lander 1 (Thomas A. Mutch Memorial Station) Imaged from Orbit
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Viking
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Viking Lander 2 (Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Station) Imaged from Orbit
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Viking Lander 2 (Gerald A. Soffen Memorial Station) Imaged from Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-05-26 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Viking
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This image montage features a two-dimensional radar cross section of Mars' north polar cap collected by SHARAD instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft (top), and a color image mosaic of the polar cap from NASA's Viking project (bottom)
PIA20029:
Signs of a Martian Ice Age
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-07-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
HiRISE
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This view shows the texture of the ground in the area that was favored as a landing site for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission. The pattern resembles permafrost terrain on Earth, where cycles of thawing and freezing cause cracking into polygon shapes.
PIA09702:
Terrain Type for Phoenix Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-08-02 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Launch date makes a difference in the orientation of ellipses marking where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander would have a high probability of landing, given the planned targeting for the spring 2008 landing site.
PIA09946:
Possible Landing Ellipses for Phoenix
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Phoenix
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This view covers an area within the planned landing area for NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander. It was taken by the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA09947:
Context Image of Planned Landing Site
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Sweet Spot for Landing on Mars
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Sweet Spot for Landing on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-10-14 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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Late-summer Martian Dust Storm
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Late-summer Martian Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Polygon Patterned Ground on Mars and on Earth
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Polygon Patterned Ground on Mars and on Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This false-color polar map was generated from images obtained by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Mars Color Imager (MARCI). It shows a large local dust storm that researchers were monitoring on May 25, 2008.
PIA10672:
Clear Skies Ahead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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This animation zooms in on the area on Mars where NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander will touchdown on May 25, 2008. The image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA10669:
Zooming in on Landing Site Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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Connecting the Dots: Lander, Heat Shield, Parachute
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Connecting the Dots: Lander, Heat Shield, Parachute
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-06-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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Scientists were anticipating clear skies when NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander arrives on the north polar plains of the Red Planet Sunday, May 25, 2008.
PIA10788:
Martian Dust Storm on May 18, 2008 Animation Icon
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Phoenix
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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured winter images of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander surrounded by dry-ice frost on Mars.
PIA12338:
Phoenix in Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-01-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, its backshell and heatshield visible within this enhanced-color image of the Phoenix landing site taken on Jan. 6, 2010 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA12490:
Phoenix Lander Amid Disappearing Spring Ice
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Phoenix
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Stages in the seasonal disappearance of surface ice from the ground around the Phoenix Mars Lander are visible in these images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover on 2-8-2010 and 2-25-2010, during springtime on northern Mars.
PIA12853:
Ice Around Phoenix Lander Continues to Lessen in Spring
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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This image, taken Jan. 26, 2012, shows the back shell of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft after its second Martian arctic winter.
PIA15039:
Phoenix Back Shell After Second Martian Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Phoenix
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This image, taken Jan. 26, 2012, shows NASA's no-longer-active Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft after its second Martian arctic winter.
PIA15110:
Phoenix Lander After Second Martian Winter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows wind-caused changes in the parachute of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as the chute lay on the Martian ground during months after its use in safe landing of the Curiosity rover.
PIA16813:
MSL's Parachute Flapping in the Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-24 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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NASA's rover Curiosity appears as a bluish dot near the lower right corner of this enhanced-color view from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17080:
View From Mars Orbiter Showing Curiosity Rover at 'Shaler'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The route of NASA's Mars Curiosity rover up the slopes of Mount Sharp on Mars is indicated in yellow in this image. The rover's current position is marked with a star. This new route provides excellent access to many features in the 'Murray Formation.'
PIA18475:
Curiosity's Next Steps
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This frame from a sequence of images shows a blast zone where the sky crane from NASA's Curiosity rover mission hit the ground after setting the rover down in August 2012. The images are from HiRISE on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA19159:
Changes in Scars From 2012 Mars Landing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-04 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 2, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. One global map is generated each day to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity.
PIA15962:
Mars Weather Map, Aug. 2, 2012
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