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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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
THEMIS
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Dark slope streaks marking the walls in this image of Noctis Labyrinthus captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16325:
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Phobos Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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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
Mastcam
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
Mastcam
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
CHIMRA
Mastcam
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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)
Mastcam
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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
THEMIS
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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)
Mastcam
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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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)
Mastcam
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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)
Navcam (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)
HiRISE
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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
THEMIS
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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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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-03 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This stereo image from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows a rock outcrop called 'Hottah,' cited as evidence for vigorous flow of water in a long-ago Martian stream. You need 3D glasses to view this image.
PIA16223:
Martian Streambed Evidence Rock in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-03 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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On the horizon in the right half of this panoramic view from NASA's Opportunity is an area of Mars informally named 'Matijevic Hill,' in commemoration of an influential rover-team leader. The hill includes an outcrop called Kirkwood.
PIA16222:
'Matijevic Hill' on Rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater, Stereo View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image shows a portion of Utopia Planitia that is covered by dust devil tracks as seen by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16316:
Utopia Planitia
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows part of Olympia Undae where the surface beneath the dunes is visible.
PIA16315:
Polar Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-10-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MAHLI
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This is the highest-resolution view that the MAHLI camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired of the top of a rock called 'Bathurst Inlet'; the rock is dark gray and is so fine-grained that MAHLI cannot resolve grains or crystals in it.
PIA14763:
'Bathurst Inlet' Rock on Curiosity's Sol 54, Close-Up View
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (MSL)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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