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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 2016-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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 2016-01-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-01-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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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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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)
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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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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 Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This map shows the route on lower Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity followed between April 19, 2015, and Nov. 5, 2015.
PIA20173:
Curiosity's Path During 2015 Studies of Silica-Rich Rocks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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 December 2015.
PIA20172:
Curiosity Rover's Traverse, First 1,185 Sols on Mars
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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 2015-12-10 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)
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)
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 2015-11-16 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 2015-11-16 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 2015-11-16 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)
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)
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 2015-11-11 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.
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Light Material Ripped Up Older Dark Vein Material
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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 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)
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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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)
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).
PIA19922:
'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)
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.
PIA19921:
Veiny 'Garden City' Site and Surroundings on Mount Sharp, 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 2015-10-08 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 2015-10-08 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.
PIA19839:
Strata at Base of Mount Sharp Animation Icon
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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 2015-09-11 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.
PIA19818:
Vista from Curiosity Shows Crossbedded Martian Sandstone
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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.
PIA19810:
Test Rover at JPL During Preparation for Mars Rover's Low-Angle 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 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)
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.
PIA19807:
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 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 2015-08-05 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 2015-08-05 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 2015-07-23 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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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 2015-05-22 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 2015-05-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The Martian outcrop where pale rock meets darker overlying rock near the middle of this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is an example of a geological contact. It was taken with the rover's Navcam on May 21, 2015.
PIA19663:
Rover's Reward for Climbing: Exposed Geological Contact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view southeastward from NASA's Curiosity's Mastcam shows terrain judged difficult for traversing between the rover and an outcrop in the middle distance where a pale rock unit meets a darker rock unit above it.
PIA19662:
Unfavorable Terrain for Crossing Near 'Logan Pass'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This frame is from sequence of views NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.
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Sunset Sequence in Mars' Gale Crater (Animation) Animation Icon
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Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission's 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover's location in Gale Crater.
PIA19400:
Sunset in Mars' Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route on lower Mount Sharp that NASA's Curiosity followed in April and early May 2015, in the context of the surrounding terrain. Numbers along the route identify the sol, or Martian day, on which it completed the drive.
PIA19399:
Curiosity's Path to Some Spring 2015 Study Sites
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-05-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This April 16, 2015, panorama from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a detailed view toward two areas, 'Mount Shields' and 'Logan Pass,' on lower Mount Sharp, chosen for close-up inspection in subsequent weeks.
PIA19398:
Looking Toward Curiosity Study Areas, Spring 2015
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Mastcam
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A sweeping panorama combining 33 telephoto images into one Martian vista presents details of several types of terrain visible on Mount Sharp from a location along the route of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA19397:
Diverse Terrain Types on Mount Sharp, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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A view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 8, 2015, catches sight of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover passing through a valley called 'Artist's Drive' on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
PIA19392:
Mars Orbiter Sees Curiosity Rover in 'Artist's Drive'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-16 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Navigation Camera (Navcam) to capture this scene toward the west just after completing a drive that took the mission's total driving distance past 10 kilometers (6.214 miles).
PIA19391:
Ten Kilometers and Counting, on Mars
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A green star marks the location of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover after a drive on the mission's 957th Martian day, or sol, (April 16, 2015). The map covers an area about 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide.
PIA19390:
Curiosity's Position After 10 Kilometers
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Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Navigation Camera (Navcam) to capture this view on April 11, 2015, during the 952nd Martian day, or sol of the rover's work on Mars.
PIA19387:
Scene From 'Artist's Drive' on Mars (Stereo)
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Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Navigation Camera (Navcam) to capture this view on April 11, 2015, during the 952nd Martian day, or sol of the rover's work on Mars.
PIA19386:
Scene From 'Artist's Drive' on Mars
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Navcam (MSL)
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This stereo view from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the terrain ahead of the rover as it makes its way westward through a valley called 'Artist's Drive.' 3-D glasses are need to view this image.
PIA19165:
Curiosity View Ahead Through 'Artist's Drive' (Stereo)
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Mastcam
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The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover includes temperature and humidity sensors mounted on the rover's mast. One of the REMS booms extends to the left from the mast in this view.
PIA19164:
Mars Weather-Station Tools on Rover's Mast
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Navcam (MSL)
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This view through a valley called 'Artist's Drive' from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the terrain ahead of the rover as it makes its way westward.
PIA19163:
Curiosity View Ahead Through 'Artist's Drive'
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MAHLI
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This view from the Mars Hand Lens Imager on the arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is a close-up of a two-tone mineral vein at a site called 'Garden City' on lower Mount Sharp. It was taken during night, illuminated by LEDs, on March 25, 2015.
PIA19162:
Night Close-up of Mineral Veins at 'Garden City,' Mars
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Mastcam
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This March 18, 2015, view from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a network of two-tone mineral veins at an area called 'Garden City' on lower Mount Sharp.
PIA19161:
Prominent Veins at 'Garden City' on Mount Sharp, Mars
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Navcam (MSL)
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This image from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the position in which the rover held its arm for several days.
PIA19147:
Curiosity's Arm Holding Steady, Sol 915
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Mastcam
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This raw-color view from Curiosity's Mastcam shows the rover's drill just after finishing a drilling operation at 'Telegraph Peak' on Feb. 24, 2015.
PIA19145:
Curiosity's Drill After Drilling at 'Telegraph Peak'
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MAHLI
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This hole, with a diameter slightly smaller than a U.S. dime, was drilled by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover into a rock target called 'Telegraph Peak.' The rock is located within the basal layer of Mount Sharp. The hole was drilled on Feb. 24, 2015.
PIA19140:
Hole at 'Telegraph Peak' Drilled by Mars Rover Curiosity
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MAHLI
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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the 'Mojave' site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp.
PIA19142:
Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp
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MAHLI
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Gray cuttings from Curiosity's drilling into a target called 'Mojave 2' are visible surrounding the sample-collection hole in this image from NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA19115:
Site of Curiosity's Second Bite of Mount Sharp
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MAHLI
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This Jan. 13, 2015, view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows outcomes of a mini-drill test to assess whether the 'Mojave' rock is appropriate for full-depth drilling to collect a sample.
PIA19105:
Results from Curiosity's Mini-Drill Test at 'Mojave'
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Hazcam (MSL)
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This view NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows the rover's drill in position for a mini-drill test to assess whether a rock target called 'Mojave' is appropriate for full-depth drilling to collect a sample. It was taken on Jan. 13, 2015.
PIA19104:
Curiosity Conducting Mini-Drill Test at 'Mojave'
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SAM
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This illustration portrays some of the reasons why finding organic chemicals on Mars is challenging. Whatever organic chemicals may be produced on Mars or delivered to Mars face several possible modes of being transformed or destroyed.
PIA19091:
Mars Has Ways to Make Organics Hard to Find
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SAM
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This graphic offers comparisons between the amount of an organic chemical named chlorobenzene detected in the 'Cumberland' rock sample and amounts of it in samples from three other Martian surface targets analyzed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA19090:
Comparing 'Cumberland' With Other Samples Analyzed by Curiosity
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SAM
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Data graphed here are examples from the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory's detection of Martian organics in a sample of powder that the drill on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected from a rock target called 'Cumberland.'
PIA19089:
Some Data from Detection of Organics in a Rock on Mars
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SAM
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This illustration portrays possible ways methane might be added to Mars' atmosphere (sources) and removed from the atmosphere (sinks). NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the atmosphere.
PIA19088:
Possible Methane Sources and Sinks
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SAM
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This graphic shows tenfold spiking in the abundance of methane in the Martian atmosphere surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, as detected by a series of measurements made with the Tunable Laser Spectrometer instrument in the rover's laboratory suite.
PIA19087:
Methane Measurements by NASA's Curiosity in Mars' Gale Crater
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SAM
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By measuring absorption of light at specific wavelengths, Tunable Laser Spectrometer (TLS) onboard NASA's Curiosity measures concentrations of methane, carbon dioxide and water vapor in Mars' atmosphere.
PIA19086:
Tunable Laser Spectrometer on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover
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Mastcam
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This view from the Mastcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows dramatic buttes and layers on the lower flank of Mount Sharp. It was taken on Sept. 7, 2013, from near the waypoint called 'Darwin' on the route toward an entry point to the mountain.
PIA19083:
Mount Sharp Buttes and Layers From Near 'Darwin'
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Mastcam
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This view from ASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a swath of bedrock called 'Alexander Hills,' which the rover approached for close-up inspection of selected targets. It is a mosaic of six frames taken on Nov. 23, 2014.
PIA19066:
Within Rover's Reach at Mars Target Area 'Alexander Hills'
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Navcam (MSL)
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This northeast-facing view from the lower edge of the pale 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp includes wind-sculpted ripples of sand and dust in the middle ground. It was taken by Curiosity's Navcam on Nov. 13, 2014.
PIA18883:
Ripples Beside 'Pahrump Hills' Outcrop at Base of Mount Sharp
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Mastcam
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A wheel track cuts through a windblown ripple of dusty sand in this Nov. 7, 2014, image from the Mastcam on NASA's Curiosity rover. The view spans about four feet across.
PIA18882:
Ripple's Interior Exposed by Rover Wheel Track
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Mastcam
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This patch of Martian bedrock, about 2 feet (70 centimeters) across, is finely layered rock with some pea-size inclusions. It lies near the lowest point of the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop, which forms part of the basal layer of Mount Sharp.
PIA18881:
Fine-Grained, Finely Layered Rock at Base of Martian Mount Sharp
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Mastcam
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This small ridge, about 3 feet long, appears to resist wind erosion more than the flatter plates around it. Such differences are among the traits NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining at selected rock targets at the base of Mount Sharp.
PIA18880:
Erosion Resistance at 'Pink Cliffs' at Base of Martian Mount Sharp
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Mastcam
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This image from an animiation of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring were taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the comet passed near the red planet on Oct. 19, 2014.
PIA19043:
Mars Curiosity Rover Views Comet Siding Spring Animation Icon
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Mastcam
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This view shows the path and some key places in a survey of the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in autumn of 2014. The outcrop is at the base of Mount Sharp within Gale Crater.
PIA19039:
Mars Rover Curiosity's Walkabout at 'Pahrump Hills'
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This side-by-side comparison shows the X-ray diffraction patterns of two different samples collected from rocks on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover. The images present data obtained by Curiosity's Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument (CheMin).
PIA19038:
Signature of Hematite in 'Confidence Hills' Martian Rock
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Mastcam
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows a sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill from the 'Confidence Hills' target -- the first rock drilled after Curiosity reached the base of Mount Sharp in September 2014.
PIA19037:
'Confidence Hills' Drill Powder in Scoop
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This image shows the first holes drilled by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity at Mount Sharp. The loose material near the drill holes is drill tailings and an accumulation of dust that slid down the rock during drilling.
PIA19036:
'Confidence Hills' -- The First Mount Sharp Drilling Site
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MAHLI
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This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an example of a type of geometrically distinctive feature that researchers are using Curiosity to examine at a mudstone outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp.
PIA18610:
Resistant Features in 'Pahrump Hills' Outcrop
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This image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the first sample-collection hole drilled in Mount Sharp, the layered mountain that is the science destination of the rover's extended mission.
PIA18609:
First Sampling Hole in Mount Sharp
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Mastcam
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This southeastward-looking vista from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop and surrounding terrain seen from a position about 70 feet (20 meters) northwest of the outcrop.
PIA18608:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Approach to 'Pahrump Hills'
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HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Bradbury Landing' location where it landed in August 2012 to the 'Pahrump Hills' outcrop where it drilled into the lowest part of Mount Sharp.
PIA18607:
Curiosity Mars Rover's Route from Landing to 'Pahrump Hills'
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HiRISE
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the transition between the 'Murray Formation,' in which layers are poorly expressed and difficult to trace from orbit, and the hematite ridge, which is made up of continuous layers.
PIA18785:
Geological Transition
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HiRISE
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This image, taken NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows distinct bands of alternating tone and brightness within the 'Murray Formation' on Mars. Outcrops like this are common throughout the formation.
PIA18784:
Bands on the 'Murray Formation'
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HiRISE
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This image, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a mesa within the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars showing a complex fracture pattern (black arrow) protruding from the eroding rock.
PIA18783:
'Murray Buttes' Mesa
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