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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This is a view of the third (left) and fourth (right) trenches made by the 1.6-inch-wide (4-centimeter-wide) scoop on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity in October 2012 and shows some of the details regarding the properties of the 'Rocknest' wind drift sand.
PIA16469:
Scoop Marks in the Sand at 'Rocknest'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This mosaic from NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, shows the first four of five places from which the rover's scoop obtained sand to clean the sample handling and processing system.
PIA16468:
Curiosity's 'Rocknest' Workplace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The unnamed channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located southeast of Albor Tholus.
PIA16508:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The streamlined island in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located in the channel of Marte Vallis.
PIA16507:
Streamlined Island
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The windstreaks in this image are located in Daedalia Planum as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16506:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the southern flank of Ascraeus Mons.
PIA16505:
Lava Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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This graph compares a typical daily pattern of changing atmospheric pressure (blue) with the pattern during a regional dust storm hundreds of miles away (red). The data are by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16455:
Atmospheric Pressure Patterns Before and During Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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A regional dust storm visible in the southern hemisphere of Mars in this nearly global mosaic of observations made by the Mars Color Imager on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 25, 2012, has contracted from its size a week earlier.
PIA16454:
Regional Dust Storm Weakening, Nov. 25, 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are draining the northeastern margin of Tempe Terra.
PIA16504:
Tempe Terra
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The image, which has been white-balanced to show what the rocks and soils in it would look like if they were on Earth, is a mosaic of images taken at a site called 'Rocknest' while NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was working.
PIA16453:
Panoramic View From 'Rocknest' Position of Curiosity Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This view of a Martian rock called
PIA16452:
A Martian Rock Called 'Rocknest 3'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This view of a rock called 'Rocknest 3' combines two images taken by the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on the NASA Mars rover Curiosity and indicates five spots where ChemCam had hit the rock with laser pulses to check its composition.
PIA16451:
Mars Rock 'Rocknest 3' Imaged by Curiosity's ChemCam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the northern flank of Ascraeus Mons.
PIA16503:
Lava Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The hills and mesas in this image seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Echus Chaos.
PIA16502:
Echus Chaos
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark slope streaks are common on the ridges of Lycus Sulci. These markings are thought to be formed by the removal of the brighter dust when material is shed from the top of the ridge. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16501:
Lycus Sulci
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This nearly global mosaic of observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 18, 2012, shows a dust storm in Mars' southern hemisphere. Small white arrows outline the area where dust from the storm is apparent in the atmosphere.
PIA16450:
Martian Dust Storm, Nov. 18, 2012
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the Tharsis plains contains numerous channels, which were likely created by the flow of lava.
PIA16500:
Lava Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 6.2 feet (1.9 meters) during the 100th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Nov. 16, 2012). The rover used its Navigation Camera after the drive to record the images combined into this 3-D panoramic view.
PIA16449:
Curiosity's Eastward View After Sol 100 Drive, Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 6.2 feet (1.9 meters) during the 100th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Nov. 16, 2012). The view spans from north at the left to south-southeast at the right. It is presented in a cylindrical projection.
PIA16448:
Curiosity's Eastward View After Sol 100 Drive
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove 83 feet eastward during the 102nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Nov. 18, 2012). At the end of the drive, Curiosity's view was toward 'Yellowknife Bay' in the 'Glenelg' area of Gale Crater.
PIA16447:
Post-Drive View on Curiosity's Sol 102
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The fractures in this image are part of the large fracture system that surrounds Alba Mons as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16499:
Alba Mons Fractures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava flows in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of the extensive lava plains of Daedalia Planum.
PIA16498:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of an unnamed channel near Auqakuh Vallis.
PIA16497:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used a mechanism on its robotic arm to dig up five scoopfuls of material from a patch of dusty sand called 'Rocknest,' producing the five bite-mark pits visible in this image from the rover's left Navigation Camera (Navcam).
PIA16199:
Five Bites Into Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic shows the variation of radiation dose measured by the Radiation Assessment Detector on NASA's Curiosity rover over about 50 sols, or Martian days, on Mars.
PIA16480:
Longer-Term Radiation Variations at Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
REMS
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This graphic shows the daily variations in Martian radiation and atmospheric pressure as measured by NASA's Curiosity rover. As pressure increases, the total radiation dose decreases.
PIA16479:
Daily Cycles of Radiation and Pressure at Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This diagram illustrates Mars' 'thermal tides,' a weather phenomenon responsible for large, daily variations in pressure at the Martian surface.
PIA16478:
Thermal Tides at Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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This graph shows the atmospheric pressure at the surface of Mars, as measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station on NASA's Curiosity rover. Pressure is a measure of the amount of air in the whole column of atmosphere sitting above the rover.
PIA16477:
Pressure Cycles on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Twenty-one times during the first 12 weeks that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity worked on Mars, the rover's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) detected brief dips in air pressure that could be caused by a passing whirlwind.
PIA16476:
Signs of a Whirlwind in Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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This graphic shows the pattern of winds predicted to be swirling around and inside Gale Crater, where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars. Modeling the winds gives scientists a context for the data from Curiosity's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station
PIA16475:
Mountain Winds at Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the southern margin of the Elysium Volcanic region.
PIA16496:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-14 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The small dark windstreaks as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located near Lycus Sulci.
PIA16495:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This subframe image from the left Mastcam on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the covers in place over two sample inlet funnels of the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite.
PIA16446:
Inlet Covers for Sample Analysis at Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Daedalia Planum shows the termination or end of a single flow. In this case it is the end of the brighter/rougher flow on the right side of the image.
PIA16473:
Dust Devil Tracks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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A rind that appears bluish in this false-color view covers portions of the surface of a rock called 'Whitewater Lake' in the top half of the view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
PIA16445:
'Whitewater Lake' Rock Viewed by Opportunity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity inspected this mineral vein, called 'Homestake,' in November 2011 at the northern end of the 'Cape York' section of Endeavour Crater's western rim.
PIA16444:
'Homestake' Vein on 'Cape York,' Color Enhanced
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a young crater. Dark radial spokes are created by the explosive blast of an impact event. With time, only thick ejecta near the rim of the crater will be visible, and dark spokes will disappear.
PIA16472:
Young Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This self-portrait of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is a false color polar projection of the 360-degree 'McMurdo' panorama made from images taken by Spirit from April through October 2006.
PIA16443:
Spirit Mars Rover in 'McMurdo' Panorama, Polar Projection (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This self-portrait of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is a polar projection of the 360-degree 'McMurdo' panorama made from images taken by Spirit from April through October 2006.
PIA16442:
Spirit Mars Rover in 'McMurdo' Panorama, Polar Projection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This false color view, called the 'McMurdo' panorama, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, where the rover stayed on a small hill known as 'Low Ridge' from April through October 2006.
PIA16441:
Spirit Mars Rover in 'McMurdo' Panorama (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This 360-degree view, called the 'McMurdo' panorama, from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, where the rover stayed on a small hill known as 'Low Ridge' from April through October 2006.
PIA16440:
Spirit Mars Rover in 'McMurdo' Panorama
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Lava channels east of Olympus Mons as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16471:
Lava Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The linear depression in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a volcanic vent in the lava plains east of Pavonis Mons.
PIA16470:
Volcanic Vent
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Her Desher Vallis.
PIA16439:
Her Desher Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of northeastern Syrtis Major. In this image are several windstreaks and a lava flow that has entered the crater on the top of the image.
PIA16437:
Syrtis Major
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Maja Valles.
PIA16339:
Maja Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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As spring progresses at the south pole, the surface reacts to the change of season. This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a region of the south pole that is monitored throughout spring, summer, and fall at the south pole.
PIA16338:
South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's Curiosity rover used its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture a set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create a full-color self-portrait.
PIA16239:
High-Resolution Self-Portrait by Curiosity Rover Arm Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of the dune field on the floor of Brashear Crater.
PIA16337:
Brashear Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-11-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture the set of thumbnail images stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait.
PIA16238:
Preliminary Self-Portrait of Curiosity by Rover's Arm Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The ridge in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the Tharsis region (called Uranius Dorsum) reminds one of a skeletal spine.
PIA16269:
Uranius Dorsum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-31 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of a ridge in the Tharsis region (called Uranius Dorsum) reminds one of a skeletal spine.
PIA16336:
Uranius Dorsum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic shows results of the first analysis of Martian soil by the CheMin experiment on NASA's Curiosity rover. The image reveals the presence of crystalline feldspar, pyroxenes and olivine mixed with some amorphous (non-crystalline) material.
PIA16217:
First X-ray View of Martian Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
Mastcam
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This pair of images from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the upper portion of a wind-blown deposit dubbed 'Rocknest.' At left, colors are unmodified, showing the scene as it would appear on Mars, which has a dusty red-colored atmosphere.
PIA16174:
Wind-Blown Martian Sand
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CheMin
Mastcam
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This pair of images shows a 'bite mark' where NASA's Curiosity rover scooped up some Martian soil (left), and the scoop carrying soil.
PIA16173:
Curiosity Digs In
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows some of the extensive volcanic flows east of the large Tharsis volcanoes.
PIA16335:
Tharsis Volcanics
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This focus-merge image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows a rock called 'Burwash.' The rock has a coating of dust on it. The coarser, visible grains are windblown sand.
PIA16237:
Rock 'Burwash' Near Curiosity, Sol 82
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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'Et-Then' is located near the rover's front left wheel, where the rover has been stationed while scooping soil at the site called 'Rocknest' in this image from NASA's Curiosity spacecraft.
PIA16236:
Rock 'Et-Then' Near Curiosity, Sol 82
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The sun has now risen over the south pole of Mars. The polar surface is defrosting. This captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft image shows layering near the margin of the south polar cap.
PIA16334:
South Pole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The windstreaks in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the volcanic plains of Daedalia Planum.
PIA16333:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-25 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Sample material from the fourth scoop of Martian soil collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is on the rover's observation tray in this image taken during the mission's 78th Martian sol, (Oct. 24, 2012) by Curiosity's left Navigation Camera.
PIA16235:
Scooped Material on Rover's Observation Tray
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Enipeus Vallis.
PIA16332:
Enipeus Vallis
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark slope streaks mark the rim of this unnamed crater near Schiaparelli Crater as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16331:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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A volcanic vent has created a small construct (a volcano) in this region of Tharsis east of Arsia Mons. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16330:
Tharsis Volcanics
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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The Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its laser and spectrometers to examine what chemical elements are in a drift of Martian sand during the mission's 74th Martian day, or sol (Oct. 20, 2012).
PIA16234:
Laser Hit on Martian Sand Target, Before and After Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of Daedalia Planum shows the termination or end of a single flow. In this case it is the end of the brighter/rougher flow on the right side of the image.
PIA16329:
Arcuate Fratures
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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What appears to be a channel in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is actually one of the fractures that make up Nili Fossae.
PIA16328:
Nili Fossae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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The mission's science team assessed the bright particles in this scooped pit to be native Martian material rather than spacecraft debris as seen in this image from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity as it collected its second scoop of Martian soil.
PIA16233:
Bright Particle in Hole Dug by Scooping of Martian Soil
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The robotic arm on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity delivered a sample of Martian soil to the rover's observation tray for the first time during the mission's 70th Martian day, or sol (Oct. 16, 2012).
PIA16232:
First Sample Placed on Curiosity's Observation Tray
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Navcam (MSL)
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Three bite marks left in the Martian ground by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are visible in this image. Each of the three bites is about 2 inches (5 centimeters) wide.
PIA16231:
Curiosity's First Three Bites Into Martian Ground
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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'Butterfly' ejecta is the name given when a crater has two lobes of ejecta on opposite sides, with little or no ejecta between the lobes. This image is from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16327:
Butterfly Ejecta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the apparent effects of wind and water mark the surface of this region just northeast of Gusev Crater.
PIA16326:
Wind and Water
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Dark slope streaks marking the walls in this image of Noctis Labyrinthus captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Noctis Labyrinthus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This image from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows a small bright object on the ground beside the rover at the 'Rocknest' site. The rover team has assessed this object as debris from the spacecraft, possibly from the events of landing on Mars.
PIA16230:
Small Debris on the Ground Beside Curiosity
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This image contributed to an interpretation by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity science team that some of the bright particles on the ground near the rover are native Martian material.
PIA16229:
Bright Particle of Martian Origin in Scoop Hole
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Panoramic Camera
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This image shows Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, as it transits in front of the sun. This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the afternoon of the rover's 3,078th Martian day, or sol.
PIA16228:
Phobos Transit Viewed by Opportunity on Sol 3078 Animation Icon
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Dark slope streaks mark the rim of this unnamed crater as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16324:
Dark Slope Streaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Smooth surfaces of windblown sand and dust of the 'Rocknest' area signal an appropriate place for NASA's Curiosity to collect and use the mission's first few scoopfuls of soil.
PIA16227:
Curiosity's Location During First Scooping
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The landslide deposit in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft is located in an unnamed crater in Xanthe Terra.
PIA16323:
Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
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This image from NASA's Curiosity rover just after discarding a soil sample as part of its first 'decontamination' exercise. A small amount of remnant material is visible inside the delivery tube, which is magnified in the blow-up at lower right.
PIA16196:
Thanks for the Scrub
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CHIMRA
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This image shows fine sand from Mars that was filtered by NASA's Curiosity rover as part of its first 'decontamination' exercise.
PIA16195:
Sand Filtered through Curiosity's Sieve
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CHIMRA
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In this image, the scoop on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the larger soil particles that were too big to filter through a sample-processing sieve that is porous only to particles less than 0.006 inches (150 microns) across.
PIA16194:
Too Big for the Sieve
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MAHLI
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This image shows the wall of a scuffmark NASA's Curiosity made in a windblown ripple of Martian sand with its wheel. The upper half of the image shows a small portion of the side wall of the scuff and a little bit of the floor of the scuff.
PIA16193:
High-Resolution View of Cross-Section Through a Mars Ripple
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This image shows where NASA's Curiosity rover aimed two different instruments to study a rock known as 'Jake Matijevic.' The red dots are where ChemCam zapped the rock with its laser.
PIA16192:
Target: Jake Matijevic Rock
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are dissecting a slope near Huygens Crater.
PIA16322:
Channels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This pairing illustrates the first time that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity collected a scoop of soil on Mars. At right, the ground location 'Rocknest,' at left, after the scoop of sand and dust had been removed.
PIA16226:
First Scoop by Curiosity, Sol 61 Views
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This 3-D image shows the upcoming science destination for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, a region dubbed 'Glenelg,' where three different types of material seen from orbit come together.
PIA16210:
'Glenelg' in 3-D
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Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This stereo anaglyph shows the parachute and back shell that helped guide NASA's Curiosity to the surface of Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA16209:
Parachute and Back Shell in 3-D
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HiRISE
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This stereo anaglyph shows NASA's Mars rover Curiosity where it landed on Mars within Gale Crater, at a site now called Bradbury Landing. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA16208:
Curiosity at Bradbury Landing Site in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava flows in this image are part of Daedalia Planum as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16321:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a part of Olympia Undae, the largest dune field near the north polar cap. In this region, the dunes are spaced far enough apart to show the detail of the surface they are moving across.
PIA16320:
Olympia Undae
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image from NASA's Curiosity shows a scoop full of sand and dust lifted by the rover's first use of the scoop on its robotic arm. In the foreground, near bottom of this image, the bright object visible on the ground might be a piece of rover hardware.
PIA16225:
View of Curiosity's First Scoop Also Shows Bright Object
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This image from a video shows the first Martian material collected by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The material vibrated inside the scoop after it was lifted from the ground.
PIA16224:
Curiosity's First Scoop of Mars, in Vibration Movie Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The lava channels and collapse features in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located near the summit of Arsia Mons. The fracture in the lower right part of the image marks the boundary of the summit caldera.
PIA16319:
Arsia Mons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The landslide deposits in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located in Baetis Chaos.
PIA16318:
Landslide
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity cut a wheel scuff mark into a wind-formed ripple at the 'Rocknest' site to give researchers a better opportunity to examine the particle-size distribution of the material forming the ripple.
PIA16205:
Wheel Scuff Mark at 'Rocknest'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This patch of windblown sand and dust downhill from a cluster of dark rocks is the 'Rocknest' site, which has been selected as the likely location for first use of the scoop on the arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA16204:
'Rocknest' From Sol 52 Location
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This 360-degree panorama from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows the rocky terrain of 'Rocknest' surrounding it as of its 55th Martian day, or sol, of the mission (Oct. 1, 2012).
PIA16202:
View on the Way to 'Glenelg'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-04 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 56th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Oct. 2, 2012).
PIA16200:
Curiosity's Travels Through Sol 56
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The hills (chaos) in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located between Stege Crater, just outside of the image to the northeast, and Maja Valles (left side of image).
PIA16317:
Chaos
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