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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity held its MAHLI camera about 10.5 inches (27 centimeters) away from the top of a rock called 'Bathurst Inlet' for a set of eight images combined into this merged-focus view of the rock.
PIA14762:
'Bathurst Inlet' Rock on Curiosity's Sol 54, Context View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft were created by the flow of lava rather than water. These lava channels are near the northeast flank of Olympus Mons.
PIA16314:
Lava Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of Olympia Undae, the largest dune field near the north polar cap.
PIA16313:
Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This set of images compares the 'Link' outcrop of rocks on Mars (left) with similar rocks seen on Earth (right). The 'Link' outcrop shows rounded gravel fragments, or clasts, up to a couple inches (few centimeters), within the rock outcrop.
PIA16189:
Rock Outcrops on Mars and Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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In this image from NASA's Curiosity rover, a rock outcrop called 'Link' pops out from a Martian surface that is elsewhere blanketed by reddish-brown dust.
PIA16188:
Link to a Watery Past
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image from NASA's Curiosity Rover shows a high-resolution view of an area that is known as Goulburn Scour, a set of rocks blasted by the engines of Curiosity's descent stage on Mars.
PIA16187:
Best View of Goulburn Scour
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
THEMIS
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This false-color map shows the area within Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT). The rover is heading toward Glenelg, just to the lower right of Bradbury.
PIA16159:
Downslope of the Fan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image shows the topography, with shading added, around the area where NASA's Curiosity rover landed. An alluvial fan, or fan-shaped deposit where debris spreads out downslope, has been highlighted in lighter colors for better viewing.
PIA16158:
Where Water Flowed Downslope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the path on Mars of NASA's Curiosity rover toward Glenelg, an area where three terrains of scientific interest converge. Arrows mark what appears to be an ancient Martian streambed.
PIA16157:
Curiosity's Roadside Discoveries
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence for an ancient, flowing stream on Mars at a few sites, including the rock outcrop pictured here, which the science team has named 'Hottah' after Hottah Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories.
PIA16156:
Remnants of Ancient Streambed on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of a dune field near the north polar cap. This is not Olympia Undae, the largest dune field near the north polar cap, but is rather a portion of a smaller dune field further to the east.
PIA16312:
Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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A very large valley (mega gully) cuts through part of this mesa in Chryse Chaos in this image as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16311:
Mega Gully
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the northwestern margin of the Elysium Volcanic complex. Channels are very common in this region and were likely created by the flow of lava.
PIA16310:
Elysium Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-24 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image combines photographs taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) at three different distances from the first Martian rock that NASA's Curiosity rover touched with its arm.
PIA16221:
Mars Hand Lens Imager Nested Close-Ups of Rock 'Jake Matijevic'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-24 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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This image shows the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity with the first rock touched by an instrument on the arm. The rover placed the APXS instrument onto the rock to assess what chemical elements were present in the rock.
PIA16220:
Curiosity's Rock-Contact Science Begins
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is of the region near Escorial Crater and shows individual dunes beginning to coalesce into a dense dune field.
PIA16309:
More Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of Curiosity's deck shows a plaque bearing several signatures of US officials, including that of President Obama and Vice President Biden. The image was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI).
PIA15883:
President's Signature Onboard Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-21 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's MAHLI camera during the 44th Martian sol on Sept. 19, 2012. The flag is one of four 'mobility logos' placed on the rover's mobility rocker arms.
PIA15882:
Curiosity's Stars and Stripes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey captures storm clouds that are moving towards the crater in the bottom of this image. Storms like this are common during the spring and early summer near the north pole.
PIA15949:
Storm Front
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The channels in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft were created by the flow of lava. This image shows part of the region between Pavonis and Ascraeus Mons.
PIA15948:
Lava Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The drive by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity during the mission's 43rd Martian day ended with this rock front of the rover. The rover team has assessed it as a suitable target for the first use of Curiosity's contact instruments on a rock.
PIA16155:
'Jake Matijevic' Contact Target for Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This mosaic from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the view looking toward the 'Glenelg' area, where three different terrain types come together.
PIA16154:
On the Road to Glenelg
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012). The route starts where the rover touched down, a site subsequently named Bradbury Landing.
PIA16153:
Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 43
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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As part of a multi-mission campaign, NASA's Curiosity rover is observing Martian moon transits, the first of which involved the moon Phobos grazing the sun's disk.
PIA16152:
Comparing Phobos Views
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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Mars has two small, asteroid-sized moons named Phobos and Deimos. This frame from an animation shows the point of view of the rover, located near the equator of Mars, as these moons occasionally pass in front of, or 'transit,' the disk of the sun.
PIA16151:
Phobos in Transit Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This mosaic from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover shows a close-up view looking toward the 'Glenelg' area. One terrain type is light-toned with well-developed layering, which likely records the deposition of sedimentary materials.
PIA16150:
Dark Bands Run Through Light Layers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a landslide occurred on the rim of Fesenkov Crater, creating the deposit visible in this image.
PIA15947:
Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Multiple channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey dissect this region on the margin of Terra Sabaea.
PIA15946:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The dunes in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of the dune field that encircles a large portion of the northern pole. There is less sand available in this region of the dune field, resulting in individual dunes rather than the dense
PIA15945:
North Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-14 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Microscopic Imager
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Small spherical objects fill the field in this mosaic combining four images from the Microscopic Imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at an outcrop called 'Kirkwood' in the Cape York segment of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
PIA16139:
Puzzling Little Martian Spheres That Don't Taste Like 'Blueberries'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Several regions of this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft reveal the solid surface the polar dunes are moving across. This surface material appears brighter than the sand dunes in the image.
PIA15944:
More Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This 3-D view of the calibration target for the MAHLI camera aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was assembled from two images taken by that camera during the 34th Martian day. The camera is on the turret of tools at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm.
PIA15879:
3-D View of MAHLI Calibration Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The dunes in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are just a small portion of the dune field that encircles part of the north pole of Mars.
PIA15943:
North Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the inlet covers for the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument as the rover continues to check out its instruments in the first phase after landing.
PIA16164:
Opening and Closing SAM Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
MAHLI
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the open inlet where powdered rock and soil samples will be funneled down for analysis.
PIA16163:
Say 'Ahh' on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
MAHLI
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the cover on an inlet that will receive powdered rock and soil samples for analysis. The image also shows sand and angular and rounded pebbles that were deposited on the rover deck when it landed.
PIA16162:
Getting Ready for Sampling on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
Mastcam
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This image shows the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. The image was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera on the 32nd Martian day, or sol, of operations on the surface.
PIA16161:
Hello, MAHLI
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. This image let researchers know that the APXS instrument had not become caked with dust during Curiosity's landing.
PIA16160:
Portrait of APXS on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The channels in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the western flank of Alba Mons.
PIA15942:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Climate Sounder (MCS)
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Observations by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have detected carbon-dioxide snow clouds on Mars and evidence of carbon-dioxide snow falling to the surface.
PIA16138:
Carbon-Dioxide Snowfall on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The small channels in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft dissect the southern rim of Sklodowska Crater.
PIA15941:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of the lower front and underbelly areas of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines nine images taken by the rover's MAHLI camera during the 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars.
PIA16137:
Panorama of Curiosity's Belly Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image taken by the MAHLI camera shows a sample of basaltic rock from a lava flow in New Mexico serves as a calibration target carried on the front of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity for the rover's Canadian-made APXS instrument.
PIA16136:
A Piece of New Mexico on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity carries five cylindrical blocks of organic check material for use in a control experiment if the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory detects any organic compounds in samples of Martian soil or powdered rock.
PIA16135:
Sealed Organic Check Material on Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The dark surface markings in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are dust devil tracks. These tracks are located in Utopia Planitia.
PIA15940:
Dust Devil Tracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of the three left wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images that were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol, on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012).
PIA16134:
Wheels and a Destination
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Hazcam (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of the lower front and underbelly areas of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's MAHLI camera during Sept. 9, 2012. Also visible are the hazard avoidance cameras on the front of the rover.
PIA16133:
Belly Check for Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This view of the calibration target for the MAHLI camera aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images taken by that camera during Sept. 9, 2012. Part of Curiosity's left-front and center wheels and a patch of Martian ground are also visible.
PIA16132:
Calibration Target for Curiosity's Arm Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The penny in this image is part of a camera calibration target on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The MAHLI camera on the rover took this image of the MAHLI calibration target during the 34th Martian day of Curiosity's work on Mars, Sept. 9, 2012.
PIA16131:
Lincoln Penny on Mars in Camera's Calibration Target
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The level of detail apparent in this image from Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) shows that haziness in earlier MAHLI images since landing was due to dust that had settled on the dust cover during the landing.
PIA16130:
First Image From Curiosity's Arm Camera With Dust Cover Open
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MAHLI
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As the last step in a series of inspections of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, this camera's reclosable dust cover was opened for the first time on Sept. 8, 2012.
PIA16129:
Martian Ground Seen by Arm Camera With and Without Dust Cover (Thumbnails)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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On Sol 32 (Sept. 7, 2012) the Curiosity rover used a camera located on its arm to obtain this self portrait. The MAHLI cover was in the closed position in order to inspect the the dust cover.
PIA16149:
Rover Takes Self Portrait
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-07 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Rock fins up to about 1 foot (30 centimeters) tall dominate this approximate true color scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA16128:
Opportunity Eyes Rock Fins on Cape York, Sol 3058
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Panoramic Camera
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Rock fins up to about 1 foot (30 centimeters) tall dominate this stereo scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity taken during the 3,058th Martian day (Aug. 23, 2012).
PIA16126:
Opportunity Eyes Rock Fins on Cape York, Sol 3058 (Stereo)
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Panoramic Camera
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Rock fins up to about 1 foot (30 centimeters) tall dominate this false color scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA16127:
Opportunity Eyes Rock Fins on Cape York, Sol 3058 (False Color)
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Navigation Camera
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This 360-degree vertical projection was assembled from images taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exporation Rover Opportunity shows terrain surrounding the position where the rover spent its 3,000th Martian day.
PIA16125:
Opportunity's Surroundings on 3,000th Sol, Vertical Projection
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Navigation Camera
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This 360-degree polar projection was assembled from images taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exporation Rover Opportunity shows terrain surrounding the position where the rover spent its 3,000th Martian day.
PIA16124:
Opportunity's Surroundings on 3,000th Sol, Polar Projection
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Navigation Camera
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This 360-degree stereo panorama assembled from images taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exporation Rover Opportunity shows terrain surrounding the position where the rover spent its 3,000th Martian day working on Mars (July 2, 2012).
PIA16123:
Opportunity's Surroundings on 3,000th Sol, in 3-D
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Navigation Camera
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This 3D 360-degree panorama assembled from images taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exporation Rover Opportunity. The Sol 3000 site is near the northern tip of the Cape York segment of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
PIA16122:
Opportunity's Surroundings on 3,000th Sol
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Navigation Camera
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The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plans to investigate rocks in this area. Both the dark fins and the paler outcrop beyond them hold potential targets for studying with instruments on the rover.
PIA16121:
Outcrop Beckoning Opportunity, Sol 3057
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured this view of its afternoon shadow stretching into Endeavour Crater during the 3,051st Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars (Aug. 23, 2012).
PIA16120:
Shadow Self-Portrait by Opportunity at Endeavour Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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The channel in this image captured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is called Hrad Vallis. Hrad Vallis is located on the northwestern margin of the Elysium volcanic complex.
PIA15939:
Hrad Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-09-06 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 29th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 4, 2012).
PIA16148:
Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 29
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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
PIA16147:
Flexing Curiosity's Arm
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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.
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Curiosity's Work Bench
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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.
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Tools at Curiosity's 'Fingertips'
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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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HiRISE
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After a rocket-powered descent stage, also known as the sky crane, delivered NASA's Curiosity rover to Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT), 2012, it flew away and fell to the surface.
PIA16143:
Dissecting the Scene of Sky Crane Crash
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HiRISE
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This color view of the parachute and back shell that helped deliver NASA's Curiosity rover to the surface of the Red Planet was taken by the High-HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16142:
Relics of Rover's Landing
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HiRISE
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Tracks from the first drives of NASA's Curiosity rover are visible in this image captured by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is seen where the tracks end.
PIA16141:
A Rover's Journey Begins
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MAHLI
Mastcam
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The left eye of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image of the camera on the rover's arm, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), during the 30th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 5, 2012).
PIA15699:
Camera on Curiosity's Arm as Seen by Camera on Mast
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Navcam (MSL)
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This scene shows the surroundings of the location where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity arrived on the 29th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 4, 2012).
PIA15698:
Curiosity's Location During Arm Checkouts
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey captures an unnamed crater with the interior sand sheet and the dunes outside of it are part of the southern margin of Abalos Undae, a dune field near the north polar cap. Small gullies are located on the interior
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Abalos Undae
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows small channels at many different elevations, all part of the complex region between the northern and southern (bottom of image) main channels of Kasei Valles.
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Kasei Valles
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This 3D image from NASA's Curiosity was taken from the rover's Bradbury Landing site inside Gale Crater, Mars. Between the rover on the right, and its shadow on the left, looms the rover's eventual target: Mount Sharp.
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3-D View from Bradbury Landing Site
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The small unnamed channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the northeastern margin of Tempe Terra.
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Channels
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The channel in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is part of Hebrus Vallis, located on the western margin of the Elysium volcanic complex.
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Hebrus Valles
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Hazcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove about 70 feet (about 21 meters) on the mission's 21st Martian day, or sol (Aug. 30, 2012) and then took images with its Navigation Camera that are combined into this scene, which inclues the fresh tracks.
PIA15697:
Looking Back at Tracks from Sol 24 Drive
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HiRISE
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Details such as the shadow of the mast on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity appear in an image taken Aug. 17, 2012, by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, from more directly overhead than previous HiRISE images of Curiosity.
PIA15696:
Orbiter View of Curiosity From Nearly Straight Overhead
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the floor of this unnamed crater in the northern lowlands is partially filled by a sand sheet with surface dune forms.
PIA15934:
Sand Sheet
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ChemCam
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The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its laser to examine side-by-side points in a target patch of soil, leaving the marks apparent in this before-and-after comparison.
PIA15695:
Marks of Laser Exam on Martian Soil
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The linear and circular features in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are all volcanic and are located at the base of the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons.
PIA15933:
Ascraeus Mons
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Hazcam (MSL)
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On Aug. 28, 2012, during the 22nd Martian day, or sol, after landing on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover drove about 52 feet (16 meters) eastward, the longest drive of the mission so far. The drive imprinted the wheel tracks visible in this image.
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Tracks from Eastbound Drive on Curiosity's Sol 22
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Navcam (MSL)
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Soil clinging to the right middle and rear wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity can be seen in this image taken by the Curiosity's Navigation Camera after the rover's third drive on Mars.
PIA15693:
Martian Soil on Curiosity's Wheels After Sol 22 Drive
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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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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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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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The dunes in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of a large dune field called Olympia Undae, which surrounds part of the north polar cap.
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Olympia Undae
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The lava flows in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Daedalia Planum, the immense plain of flows from Arsia Mons.
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Daedalia Planum
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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.
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From Infinity and Beyond
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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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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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Mastcam
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A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA's Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual science destination.
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Layers at the Base of Mount Sharp
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Mastcam
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This image is from a test series used to chacterize the 100-millimeter Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover. It was taken on Aug. 23, 2012, and looks south-southwest from the rover's landing site.
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Focusing the 100-millimeter Mastcam
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Mastcam
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This image is from a series of test images to calibrate the 34-millimeter Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover. It was taken on Aug. 23, 2012 and looks south-southwest from the rover's landing site.
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Focusing the 34-millimeter Mastcam
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Mastcam
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This color panorama shows a 360-degree view of the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover, including the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover.
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Landing Site Panorama, with the Heights of Mount Sharp
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This image taken by the Mast Camera (MastCam) on NASA's Curiosity rover highlights the interesting geology of Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed.
PIA16099:
Getting to Know Mount Sharp
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a channel carved by lava. This channel is located northeast of Olympus Mons.
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Lava Channels
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The channels in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraftare located on the large volcanic flow complex north of Ascreaus Mons. The channels were carved by the flow of lava rather than water.
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Lava Channels
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a sand sheet with surface dune forms filling part of the floor of this unnamed crater. Many craters in the northern plains of Vastitas Borealis contain sand sheets.
PIA15928:
Crater Dunes
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