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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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Backtracking a bit, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the large channel in the upper left of the frame. Just below the brighter material of Mt. Sharp is the start of the arced edge of material we saw in yesterday's image (top right).
PIA16979:
Images of Gale #26
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving eastward across the southern part of Gale Crater, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more dark material deposited from the large channel through the SW rim of crater; material has a sharp edge where it overlays the crater floor.
PIA16978:
Images of Gale #25
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-07 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows dark material at the bottom of the image, likely deposited by the large channel. It shows how close that material is to Mt. Sharp and how different the two deposits appear in a visible wavelength image.
PIA16977:
Images of Gale #24
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the southwestern floor of Gale Crater. A fairly large channel that dissects the crater rim is visible entering from the bottom of the frame and continuing northward.
PIA16976:
Images of Gale #23
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the western rim of Gale Crater. Several channels dissect the rim of the crater.
PIA16975:
Images of Gale #22
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the western floor of Gale Crater shows the large region of sand and sand dunes present southwest of the landing site.
PIA16974:
Images of Gale #21
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Terby Crater, sitting on the northern rim of Hellas Basin, has been filled by sedimentary deposits, perhaps deposited by or in water, as observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17872:
Sedimentary Bedrock Diversity in Terby Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers many shallow irregular pits with raised rims, concentrated along ridges and other topographic features.
PIA17871:
Mystery Martian Morphology of the Month
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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When boulders roll down a dusty Martian slope, they can leave long, dotted tracks behind on the slope surface as seen in this observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17870:
Watch for Falling Rocks!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, lower wall rock spurs are found that spread dark materials onto a dune field, suggesting local wall materials are a nearby sediment source for dunes.
PIA17869:
Olivine-Bearing Dune Fields and Wall Rock in Coprates Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The different features of the sand and sand dune field are readily visible in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft of the western floor of Gale Crater.
PIA16973:
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Showing the area just slightly west of the previous image, the large region of sand and sand dunes are the dark area that dominates this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16972:
Images of Gale #20
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the western margin of Mt. Sharp. The large channel from past images enters the frame in the center and then veers to the northwest. A large region of sand and sand dunes covers the crater floor.
PIA16971:
Images of Gale #19
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the major channel that started near the top of Mt. Sharp. Near the top of this image is a wide valley that reaches to the crater floor and the nearby dunes.
PIA16970:
Images of Gale #18
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft continues to follow the channel seen in the past two images. The rover landing site is at the top margin of this image.
PIA16969:
Images of Gale #17
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-24 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the westward continuation of the channel from yesterday's image. Note how the channel widens as it moves downslope (to the west).
PIA16968:
Images of Gale #16
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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The left and right eyes of the Navigation Camera (Navcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took the dozens of images combined into this 3-D scene of the rover and its surroundings.
PIA16925:
Mars Stereo View from "John Klein" to Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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In the center foreground, NASA's Curiosity rover's arm holds the tool turret above a target called
PIA16847:
Mars Stereo View from "John Klein" to Mount Sharp (Raw)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-23 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The highest elevations of Mt. Sharp are just outside this image (to the east). In the center of this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft is a channel, indicating that fluids played a part in eroding Mt. Sharp.
PIA16967:
Images of Gale #15
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the highest elevation of layered deposit occurs at the top, but just south of the center of the image is a peak that does not appear to be layered and is eroding differently than the rest of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16966:
Images of Gale #14
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the region slightly south of yesterday's image, including the floor of the crater at the bottom of the frame.
PIA16965:
Images of Gale #13
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-18 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Continuing westward, this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Mt. Sharp just east of the highest peak of the deposit. The dark material near the top of the image is likely sand. This image shows the dark material on the floor and on Mt. Sharp.
PIA16964:
Images of Gale #12
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-17 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This Gale image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the region just slightly south of yesterday's image. The dark region on the crater floor is sand. The dunes that encircle Mt. Sharp are most likely comprised of sand eroded from Mt. Sharp itself.
PIA16963:
Images of Gale #11
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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This 3-D view from the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a vista across Endeavour Crater, with the rover's own shadow in the foreground.
PIA16924:
Opportunity Overlooking Endeavour Crater, Stereo View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-16 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more of the weathering of the eastern side of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16962:
Images of Gale #10
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-15 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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We now begin a traverse across Mt. Sharp moving from east to west. The layering of the material that comprises Mt. Sharp is visible in the bottom third of this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft; showing the weathering that has affected Mt. Sharp.
PIA16961:
Images of Gale #9
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to record this vista looking eastward across Endeavour Crater, with the rover's own shadow in the foreground.
PIA16923:
Opportunity's Shadow and Endeavour Crater Vista
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-12 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover targeted the laser of the ChemCam instrument with remarkable accuracy for assessing the composition of the wall of a drilled hole and tailings that resulted from the drilling.
PIA16922:
Accurate Pointing by Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-12 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the rough terrain just inside the eastern rim of Gale Crater as well as the eastern extent of Mr. Sharp.
PIA16960:
Images of Gale #8
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This set of images shows what might be hardware from the Soviet Union's 1971 Mars 3 lander, seen in a pair of images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA16920:
Could This Be the Mars Soviet 3 Lander?
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-11 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving further east, we see more dunes. This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows more of the crater rim and the crater floor seen in the image is not as smooth as in other parts of the crater.
PIA16245:
Images of Gale #7
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Ridges and Grooves That Wave and Buckle on a Valley Floor
PIA17880:
Ridges and Grooves That Wave and Buckle on a Valley Floor
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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The dark features here look like raindrops, but are actually sand dunes in Copernicus Crater. This observation is from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17879:
Raindrops of Sand in Copernicus Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a well-preserved impact crater. A closeup view highlights distinctive bright lines and spots on the steep slope on the north side.
PIA17878:
Bright Tracks from Bouncing and Rolling Boulders
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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'Megabreccia' is a term used to describe jumbled, fragmented blocks of rock larger than 1 meter (1.09 yard) across. This image was observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA17877:
Megabreccia on the Floor of an Impact Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Continuing eastward, this image of Gale captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the reappearance of dunes on the crater floor near the margin of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16244:
Images of Gale #6
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Moving eastward from the previous image, we continue to see the northern floor and rim of Gale Crater and the northern part of Mt. Sharp. This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a weathered region of the lower elevations of Mt. Sharp.
PIA16243:
Images of Gale #5
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
THEMIS
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the northern part of Mt. Sharp and the crater floor between Mt. Sharp and the northern rim of Gale Crater. The layering of Mt. Sharp is visible at the bottom of the image.
PIA16242:
Images of Gale #4
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
DAN
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This diagram illustrates how the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover detects hydrogen in the ground beneath the rover.
PIA16917:
Physics of How DAN on Curiosity Checks for Water, Part 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
DAN
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This diagram illustrates how the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover detects hydrogen in the ground beneath the rover.
PIA16916:
Physics of How DAN on Curiosity Checks for Water, Part 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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This graphic tracks the maximum relative humidity and the temperature at which that maximum occurred each Martian day, or sol, for about one-fourth of a Martian year, as measured by REMS on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA16915:
Humidity in Gale Crater: Scant and Variable
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
REMS
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The Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected dozens of whirlwinds, or vortex events, causing brief dips in atmospheric pressure, and sometimes other measurable effects.
PIA16914:
Whirlwind Detection by Curiosity in Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This pair of graphs shows about one-fourth of a Martian year's record of temperatures (in degrees Celsius) measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16913:
Steady Temperatures at Mars' Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graph shows about one-fourth of a Martian year's pattern atmospheric pressure at the surface of Mars, as measured by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station on NASA's Curiosity rover.
PIA16912:
Seasonal Pressure Curve Peaks at Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This diagram shows how materials analyzed by the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover during the first 100 Martian days of the mission differed with regard to hydrogen content (horizontal axis) and alkali (vertical axis).
PIA16911:
Curiosity's ChemCam Analyzes Rocks, Soils and Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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The ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover fired its laser 50 times at its onboard graphite target showing spectral measurements from the first shot, which hit dust on the target, compared to spectral measurements of from the 50th shot.
PIA16910:
Dust Detection by Curiosity's ChemCam
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ChemCam
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This pair of images taken a few minutes apart show how laser firing by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity removes dust from the surface of a rock. The images were taken by the remote micro-imager camera in the laser-firing Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam).
PIA16819:
Curiosity's ChemCam Removes Dust
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This image, made by the quadrupole mass spectrometer in the SAM suite of instruments in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. shows the ratio of the argon isotope argon-36 to the heavier argon isotope argon-38, in various measurements.
PIA16818:
Argon Isotopes Provide Robust Signature of Atmospheric Loss
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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As the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite of instruments on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover heats a sample, gases are released (or 'evolved') from the sample and can be identified using SAM's quadrupole mass spectrometer.
PIA16817:
Major Volatiles Released from the Fourth 'John Klein' Portion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
SAM
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This illustration shows the instruments and subsystems of the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) suite on the Curiosity Rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project. SAM analyzes the gases in the Martian atmosphere.
PIA16816:
The SAM Suite
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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This image shows the first holes into rock drilled by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, with drill tailings around the holes plus piles of powdered rock collected from the deeper hole and later discarded.
PIA16815:
Dust from Mars Drilling: Tailings and Discard Piles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Gale crater, which is east of the landing site. It shows the northern extent of the dunes, and the layers in Mt. Sharp are visible at the bottom of the image.
PIA16241:
Images of Gale #3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft contains the landing site in the bottom right portion of the image, near the dark dunes. Note the channel that cuts through the crater rim on the left side of the image.
PIA16240:
Images of Gale #2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows wind-caused changes in the parachute of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as the chute lay on the Martian ground during months after its use in safe landing of the Curiosity rover.
PIA16813:
MSL's Parachute Flapping in the Wind Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-03 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Gale Crater, which contains the landing site of the Mars rover, Curiosity; the rover will have to navigate sand dunes to get to Mt. Sharp.
PIA16289:
Curiosity Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-02 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows gullies on the northern face of one of the large depressions that mark the inner rim of Asimov Crater.
PIA16288:
Gullies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-04-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The sand sheet and dune forms in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located on the floor of Rabe Crater.
PIA16287:
Rabe Crater Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-29 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Today's VIS image shows more of the channel network that comprises Arda Valles.
PIA16286:
Arda Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The windstreaks in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are located in Terra Sabaea.
PIA16285:
Windstreaks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-27 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The volcanic flows in this image from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Daedalia Planum. The flows originated at Arsia Mons.
PIA16284:
Daedalia Planum
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-26 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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The network of channels in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft are part of Arda Valles.
PIA16283:
Arda Valles
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This view of Curiosity's left-front and left-center wheels and of marks made by wheels on the ground in the 'Yellowknife Bay' area comes from one of six cameras used on Mars for the first time more than six months after the rover landed.
PIA16812:
View From Camera Not Used During Curiosity's First Six Months on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a channel entering a crater in the region called Libya Montes.
PIA16282:
Channel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-22 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a landslide deposit in Ganges Chasma.
PIA16281:
Ganges Chasma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-21 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a portion of Coprates Catena, a shallow system of connecting depressions south of Coprates Chasma.
PIA16280:
Coprates Catena
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 726x400x3
This diagram illustrates the positions of Mars, Earth and the sun during a period that occurs approximately every 26 months, when Mars passes almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective.
PIA16811:
Geometry of Mars Solar Conjunction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-20 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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An arc of dunes covers part of the floor of this unnamed crater in Aonia Terra, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16279:
Dunes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-19 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows the complex region where Ladon Valles enters a topographic low in Margaritifer Terra.
PIA16278:
Ladon Valles
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Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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The Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took measurement on a rock outcrop (Spot 39) and on loose soil (Spot 40) within the 'Yellowknife Bay' area of Mars' Gale Crater.
PIA16810:
Variation in Subsurface Water In 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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This set of graphs shows variation in the amount and the depth of water detected beneath NASA's Mars rover Curiosity by use of the rover's Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument at different points the rover has driven.
PIA16809:
Variation in Water Content in Martian Subsurface Along Curiosity's Traverse
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Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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The Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity detects even very small amounts of water in the ground beneath the rover, primarily water bound into the crystal structure of hydrated minerals.
PIA16808:
Two Types of Modeling of Subsurface Water
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Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons
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This chart graphs measurements made by the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity against the distance the rover has driven, in meters.
PIA16807:
Variations of DAN Measurements Along Curiosity Traverse
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Mastcam
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This set of images illustrates how the science filters of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity can be used to investigate aspects of the composition and mineralogy of materials on Mars.
PIA16806:
Comparing Mastcam and Laboratory Spectra
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Mastcam
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This set of images illustrates how the science filters of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity can be used to investigate aspects of the composition and mineralogy of materials on Mars.
PIA16805:
Drill Hole Image and Spectra Acquired by Mastcam
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Mastcam
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The Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity showed researchers interesting internal color in this rock called 'Sutton_Inlier,' which was broken by the rover driving over it.
PIA16804:
Bluish Color in Broken Rock in 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Mastcam
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The Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity showed researchers interesting color and patterns in this unnamed rock.
PIA16803:
Bluish-Black Rock with White 'Crystals' on Mars
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Mastcam
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This image of terrain inside Mars' Gale Crater and the calibration target for Mastcam on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity illustrate how false color can be used to make differences more evident in the materials in the scene.
PIA16802:
Using False Color from Curiosity's Mast Camera
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Mastcam
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NASA's rover Curiosity uses its calibration target for the Mastcam to approximate colors we would see on Mars, using the known colors of materials on the target.
PIA16801:
Using Curiosity's Mast Camera to View Scene in 'Natural' Color
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Mastcam
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These three versions of the same image taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity illustrate different choices that scientists can make in presenting the colors recorded by the camera.
PIA16800:
'Raw,' 'Natural' and 'White-Balanced' Views of Martian Terrain
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Mastcam
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The color cameras on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, including the pair that make up the rover's Mastcam instrument, use the same type of Bayer pattern RGB filter as found in typical commercial color cameras.
PIA16799:
Filters for Color Imaging and for Science
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Mastcam
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This set of images illustrates the twin cameras of the Mastcam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (upper left), the Mastcam calibration target (lower center), and the locations of the cameras and target on the rover.
PIA16798:
Mast Camera and Its Calibration Target on Curiosity Rover
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MAHLI
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NASA's rover Curiosity took this close-up view of 'Tintina' showing interesting linear textures in the bright white material on the rock.
PIA16797:
Close-up View of Broken Mars Rock 'Tintina'
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Mastcam
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On this image of the broken rock called 'Tintina,' color coding maps the amount of mineral hydration indicated by a ratio of near-infrared reflectance intensities measured by the Mastcam on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA16796:
Hydration Map, Based on Mastcam Spectra, for broken rock 'Tintina'
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Mastcam
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This raw image of 'Tintina,' a broken rock fragment in a rover wheel track, was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam).
PIA16795:
Rock "Tintina" Exposes "Yellowknife Bay" Vein Material
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Mastcam
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On this image of the rock target 'Knorr,' color coding maps the amount of mineral hydration indicated by a ratio of near-infrared reflectance intensities measured by the Mastcam on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA16794:
Hydration Map, Based on Mastcam Spectra, for 'Knorr' Rock Target
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Mastcam
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At different locations on the surface of the same rock, scientists can use the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity to measure the amount of reflected light at a series of different wavelengths.
PIA16793:
Indication of Hydration in Veins and Nodules of 'Knorr' in 'Yellowknife Bay'
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Mastcam
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Light-toned nodules and veins of a patch of sedimentary rock called 'Knorr' are visible in this image from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity.
PIA16792:
Veins and Nodules at 'Knorr' Target in 'Yellowknife Bay' of Gale Crater
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Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (MSL)
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This graphic presents results from APXS onboard NASA's rover Curiosity, with the comparisons simplified across diverse elements by dividing the amount of each element measured in the rocks by the amount of the same element in a local soil.
PIA16791:
Elemental Compositions of 'Yellowknife Bay' Rocks
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MAHLI
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The gray area in center of this image is where the Dust Removal Tool on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity brushed a rock target called 'Wernecke.' The brushing revealed dark nodules and white veins crisscrossing the light gray rock.
PIA16790:
Target 'Wernecke' After Brushing by Curiosity
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THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Winslow Crater, a fairly young crater. The darker rayed ejecta is still visible surrounding the crater.
PIA16277:
Winslow Crater
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Mastcam
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This mosaic of images from the Mastcam onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows Mount Sharp in raw color. Raw color shows the scene's colors as they would look in a typical smart-phone camera photo, before any adjustment.
PIA16769:
Mount Sharp Panorama in Raw Colors
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Mastcam
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This mosaic of images from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows Mount Sharp in a white-balanced color adjustment that makes the sky look overly blue but shows the terrain as if under Earth-like lighting.
PIA16768:
Mount Sharp Panorama in White-Balanced Colors
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THEMIS
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A small fan-shaped delta is located where a channel meets the floor of this unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria, as shown in this image from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16276:
Crater Delta
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THEMIS
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This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows a small portion of the lava flows of Solis Planum.
PIA16275:
Solis Planum
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THEMIS
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A network of large and small channels dissect this highland region in Terra Cimmeria, as shown in this image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA16274:
Channels
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SAM
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NASA's Curiosity rover has detected the simple carbon-containing compounds chloro- and dichloromethane from the powdered rock sample extracted from the 'John Klein' rock on Mars.
PIA16836:
Chlorinated Forms of Methane at "John Klein" Site
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SAM
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An analysis of a drilled rock sample from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the presence of water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide released on heating.
PIA16835:
Major Gases Released from Drilled Samples of the "John Klein" Rock
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MAHLI
Panoramic Camera
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This set of images shows the results from the rock abrasion tool from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity (left) and the drill from NASA's Curiosity rover (right).
PIA16834:
Studying Habitability in Ancient Martian Environments
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Mastcam
Panoramic Camera
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This set of images compares rocks seen by NASA's Opportunity rover and Curiosity rover at two different parts of Mars.
PIA16833:
Two Different Aqueous Environments
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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) and the location where Curiosity collected its first drilled sample at the 'John Klein' rock.
PIA16832:
Location of John Klein Drill Site
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