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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-13 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This graphic illustration shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in Gale Crater, near the Red Planet's equator.
PIA21255:
Now and Long Ago at Gale Crater, Mars (Illustration) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-12-20 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the growth of a branching network of troughs carved by thawing carbon dioxide over the span of three Martian years.
PIA21257:
'Baby Spider': Growth of a Martian Trough Network Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-01-24 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its panoramic camera to snap pictures of Mars' moon Deimos. Three frames were taken with long exposures to measure Deimos' position with respect to the background stars.
PIA12290:
Opportunity for Moon-Gazing Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-08 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been observing Mars in sharp detail for more than a decade, enabling it to document many types of changes, such as the way winds alter the appearance of this recent impact site.
PIA21267:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Observes Changes Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
MARDI
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This image from an animation shows wind blowing sand underneath NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on a non-driving day for the rover.
PIA21143:
Sand Moving Under Curiosity, One Day to Next
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This frame from an animation shows a dust-carrying whirlwind, called a dust devil, scooting across the ground inside Gale Crater, as observed on the local summer afternoon of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover's on Feb. 1, 2017.
PIA21270:
Martian Dust Devil Action in Gale Crater, Sol 1597 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Beyond a dark sand dune closer to the rover, a Martian dust devil passes in front of the horizon in this frame from an animation from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21481:
Dust Devil Passes Near Martian Sand Dune Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Dust devils dance in the distance in this frame from a sequence of images taken by the Navigation Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Feb. 12, 2017, during the summer afternoon.
PIA21482:
Curiosity Observes Whirlwinds Carrying Martian Dust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-02-27 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This frame from a sequence of images shows a dust-carrying whirlwind, called a dust devil, on lower Mount Sharp inside Gale Crater, as viewed by NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover during the summer afternoon of Feb. 18, 2017.
PIA21483:
Swirling Dust in Gale Crater, Mars, Sol 1613 Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-09 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MARCI
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This frame from a movie clip of hundreds of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a global map of Mars with atmospheric changes from Feb. 18, 2017 through March 6, 2017, a period when two regional-scale dust storms appeared.
PIA21484:
Back-to-Back Martian Dust Storms Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-03-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This frame from an animation is one of many that the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has been accumulate from late 2006 to early 2017 to form a nearly complete map of Mars.
PIA21487:
A Decade of Compiling the Sharpest Mars Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-07-20 Mars Hubble Space Telescope
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The sharp eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the tiny moon Phobos during its orbital trek around Mars.
PIA21837:
NASA's Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Clouds drift across the sky above a Martian horizon in this frame from an accelerated sequence of enhanced images taken on July 17, 2017, by the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21840:
Clouds Sailing Above Martian Horizon, Enhanced Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Wispy clouds float across the Martian sky in this frame from an accelerated sequence of enhanced images taken on July 17, 2017, by the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21841:
Clouds Sailing Overhead on Mars, Enhanced Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-08-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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Wispy clouds float across the Martian sky in this frame from an unehanced accelerated sequence of early-morning images taken on July 17, 2017, by the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
PIA21842:
Clouds Sailing Overhead on Mars, Unenhanced Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-09-29 Mars MAVEN
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This image shows the sudden appearance of a bright aurora on Mars during a solar storm as observed by NASA's Maven orbiter. The purple-white color scheme shows the intensity of ultraviolet light seen on Mars' night side over the course of the event.
PIA21854:
Solar Storm Triggers Whole-Planet Aurora at Mars (Video)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-06-13 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a fierce dust storm is kicking up on Mars, with rovers on the surface indicated as icons.
PIA22519:
2018 Giant Dust Storm on Mars Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-07-19 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image shows how dust has enveloped the Red Planet. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows views of Valles Marineris chasms (left) and an autumn dust storm in Acidalia (right) and the early spring south polar cap.
PIA22487:
Mars Before and After Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
MCS
Thermal Emission Spectrometer
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This image shows a side-by-side comparison from from NASA two infrared instruments of CO2 ice at the north (left) and south (right) Martian poles over the course of a typical year (two Earth years).
PIA22546:
Growth and Retreat of the CO2 Ice at the Martian Poles Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This image acquired on September 20, 2018 by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows NASA's Opportunity rover as a blip.
PIA22549:
Opportunity After the Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-30 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
MCS
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This animation shows the evolution of the 2018 Mars global dust storm from late May to September as measured by the Mars Climate Sounder instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA22737:
Mars Climate Sounder Studies 2018 Dust Storm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight spacecraft unlatched its robotic arm on Nov. 27, 2018, the day after it landed on Mars.
PIA22892:
Unlatching InSight's Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars MarCO
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MarCO-B, one of the experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats, took these images as it approached Mars, just before NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on the planet.
PIA22655:
MarCO-B (Wall-E) approaches Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-13 Mars Mars 2020
HiRISE
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This animation, constructed using data from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, provides an airborne perspective of the Mars 2020 landing site and its exploration area at Jezero Crater.
PIA22905:
Jezero Crater Flyover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This set of images from the Instrument Deployment Camera shows NASA's InSight lander placing its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone.
PIA22977:
Putting SEIS on the Ground
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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A fish-eye view of NASA's InSight lander deploying its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, taken by the spacecraft's Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on Dec. 19, 2018.
PIA22978:
InSight Seismometer in Motion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-12 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23048:
InSight's Deck Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-12 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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NASA's InSight lander took this series of images on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, capturing the moment when Phobos, one of Mars' moons, crossed in front of the Sun and darkened the ground around the lander.
PIA23049:
InSight's Arm Camera Observes Phobos Eclipse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-11 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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The Mast Camera, or Mastcam, on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover captured this set of images before and after it drilled a rock on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
PIA23138:
Curiosity's First Clay Unit Drill Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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NASA's InSight used its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) beneath the lander's deck to image these drifting clouds at sunset. This series of images was taken on April 25, 2019.
PIA23180:
InSight Images Clouds on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This animation shows a proposed route for NASA's Curiosity rover, which is climbing lower Mount Sharp on Mars.
PIA23179:
Curiosity's Proposed Path up Mount Sharp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This series of images shows carbon dioxide ice sublimating (going directly from a solid to a gas) inside a pit at Mars' south pole. Each frame of the animation was taken by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA23238:
HiRISE Spots CO2 Ice Sublimating
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 12, 2019, the 2,405th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23241:
Curiosity Sees Drifting Clouds Over Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 7, 2019, the 2,400th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23242:
Curiosity Sees More Clouds Over Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-05-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover imaged these drifting clouds on May 17, 2019, the 2,410th Martian day, or sol, of the mission, using its Navigation Cameras (Navcams).
PIA23243:
Curiosity's Three-Frame Mosaic of Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Mars InSight lander moves in place over the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) and opens the fingers of its grapple in this series of images from June 1, 2019.
PIA23277:
Getting Ready to Help InSight's Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the fisheye Instrument Context Camera.
PIA23308:
Fisheye Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-01 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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On June 28, 2019, NASA's InSight lander used its robotic arm to move the support structure for its digging instrument. This view was captured by the Instrument Deployment Camera.
PIA23309:
Arm Camera: InSight Lifts the Mole's Support Structure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-07-22 Mars 1400x788x3
This artist's concept is a simulation of what seismic waves from a marsquake might look like as they move through different layers of the Martian interior.
PIA23344:
Seismic Waves Inside Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-08-23 Mars InSight
Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC)
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This animation illustrates NASA's InSight lander touching down on Mars, its thrusters setting a rock in motion.
PIA23345:
Rolling Stones Rock (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-03 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA InSight's robotic arm will use its scoop to pin the spacecraft's heat probe, or 'mole,' against the wall of its hole.
PIA23373:
Preparing to Pin the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-16 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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This animation shows the position of NASA's Curiosity rover as it journeyed through 'the clay-bearing unit' on Mars between May 31 and July 20, 2019. The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took both images.
PIA23377:
HiRISE Watches Curiosity Journey Across the Clay Unit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-17 Mars InSight
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This animation shows NASA InSight's heat probe, or 'mole,' digging about a centimeter (half an inch) below the surface.
PIA23379:
Pinning Helps the Mole Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-10-28 Mars InSight
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In this image from Oct. 26, 2019, InSight's heat probe is seen after backing about halfway out of the hole it had burrowed.
PIA23213:
InSight's Heat Probe Partially Backs Out of Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-06 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The shadow of NASA InSight's robotic arm moves over its heat probe on Nov. 3, 2019, the 333rd Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23512:
InSight's Arm Camera Stares Into the Pit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-10 Mars 960x540x3
In this illustration, Mars holds near-surface water ice that would be easily accessible for astronauts to dig up. The water ice was identified as part of a map using data from NASA orbiters.
PIA23515:
Water Ice Marked on Mars Globe (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-21 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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InSight recently moved its robotic arm closer to its digging device, called the mole, in preparation to push on its top, or back cap.
PIA23622:
InSight Prepares to Push on the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-03-20 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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This video, taken by one of the Navigation Cameras, on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, shows the rover's robotic arm as it rotates to take a selfie.
PIA23625:
Navcam Movie of How Curiosity Takes a Selfie
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The movement of sand grains in the scoop on the end of NASA InSight's robotic arm suggests that the spacecraft's self-hammering mole had begun tapping the bottom of the scoop while hammering on June 20, 2020.
PIA23896:
NASA InSight's Mole Taps the Bottom of the Lander's Scoop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-01 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Navcam (MSL)
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover spotted this dust devil with one of its Navigation Cameras around 11:35 a.m. local Mars time on Aug. 9, 2020 (the 2,847th Martian day, or sol, of the mission).
PIA24039:
Curiosity Spots a Dust Devil in the Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA's InSight retracted its robotic arm on Oct. 3, 2020, revealing where the spike-like mole is trying to burrow into Mars. In the coming months, the arm will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24098:
InSight's Arm Pulls Back, Revealing the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-16 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This footage from Aug. 19, 2019, shows a replica of InSight scraping soil with a scoop on the end of its robotic arm in a test lab at JPL. On Mars, InSight will scrape and tamp down soil on top of the mole to help it dig.
PIA24099:
Replica of InSight's Arm Practices Scraping
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-14 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The mole, a heat probe that traveled to Mars aboard NASA's InSight lander, as it looked after hammering on Jan. 9, 2021. After trying since Feb. 28, 2019, to bury the probe, the mission team called an end to their efforts.
PIA24263:
InSight's Mole Comes to Rest
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-04 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mastcam-Z
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This GIF shows the order in which the 142 images that makeup the Mastcam-Z's first 360-degree panorama were taken. Mastcam-Z is a pair of zoomable cameras on the mast, or head, of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24444:
GIF: How Mastcam-Z's 360-Degree Panorama Was Taken
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This set of images shows parts of the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover flexing and turning during its first checkout after landing on Mars.
PIA24338:
Flexing Perseverance's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Perseverance rover wiggles one of its wheels in this set of images obtained by the rover's left Navigation Camera on March 4, 2021.
PIA24340:
Perseverance Wiggles a Wheel
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA)
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This set of images shows part of the deployment of the Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer (MEDA) wind sensors on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, taken by the rover's Navigation Cameras on Feb. 28, 2021.
PIA24339:
Perseverance's Weather Sensors Deployed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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This simulation shows the motions the robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover carried out during its first two-hour checkout on Mars. This simulation does not run in real-time.
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Simulation of Perseverance Arm Movement
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory driving the agency's Perseverance rover use visualization software to plan how the rover moves around on Mars. This clip from their visualization shows the rover's first drive on March 4, 2021.
PIA24481:
Perseverance Drive Visualization
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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These sets of animated GIFs show seven views of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover wiggling its wheels on March 4, 2021, the day Perseverance completed its first drive on Mars.
PIA24489:
Multiple Views of Perseverance's Wheels Wiggling
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-05 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
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The imagery for this animated gif was taken on March 5, 2021, by a Navigation Camera on NASA's Perseverance rover during its first drive on Mars.
PIA24490:
Perseverance Is Moving Right Along
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-22 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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The debris shield, a protective covering on the bottom of NASA's Perseverance rover, was released on March 21, 2021. The debris shield protects the agency's Ingenuity helicopter during landing.
PIA24448:
Perseverance Rover Drops its Debris Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-23 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Navigation Camera (M2020)
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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These sets of images show doors opening and closing on parts of the Sample Caching System aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24497:
Perseverance Sample Caching System Doors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Mastcam
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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam instrument to take the 32 individual images that make up this panorama of the outcrop nicknamed Mont Mercou. It took a second panorama to create a stereoscopic view. Both panoramas were taken on March 4, 2021.
PIA24266:
Curiosity's 3D View of Mont Mercou
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-03-30 Mars Mars 2020 Rover
Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter remains on the belly of the Perseverance rover. The helicopter's launch lock, which holds it in place on the rover, has been released.
PIA24441:
Ingenuity Helicopter's Launch Lock is Released
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter swings down, with two of its four legs extended, from the belly of the Perseverance rover on March 28, 2021, the 37th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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Ingenuity Swings Down
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Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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NASA's InSight lander used a scoop on its robotic arm to begin trickling soil over the cable connecting its seismometer to the spacecraft on March 14, 2021. Scientists hope insulating it from the wind will make it easier to detect marsquakes.
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InSight Starts Burying Seismometer's Cable
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover took a selfie with the Ingenuity helicopter, seen here about 13 feet (3.9 meters) from the rover. This image was taken by the WATSON camera on the rover's robotic arm on April 6, 2021.
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Perseverance's Selfie with Ingenuity
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter does a slow spin test of its blades, on April 8, 2021. This image was captured by the Navigation Cameras on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover.
PIA24582:
Ingenuity Tests its Blades
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Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC)
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This animation shows each step of the Ingenuity helicopter deploying from the belly of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover from March 26 to April 3, 2021. The final image shows the helicopter on the ground after the rover drove about 13 feet (4 meters) away.
PIA24548:
Ingenuity's Complete Deployment
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Mastcam-Z
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The Ingenuity helicopter's carbon fiber blades can be seen spinning up to in this video taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover on April 8, 2021, the 48th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
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Mastcam-Z Captures Ingenuity's Blades Spinning
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter achieves powered, controlled flight for the first time on another planet, hovering for several seconds before touching back down on April 19, 2021.
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Perseverance's Navcam View of Ingenuity's First Flight
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over the Martian surface as viewed by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard the Perseverance Mars rover on April 19, 2021. The helicopter climbed to an altitude of 10 feet (3 meters), hovering for 30 seconds.
PIA24590:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity Hovering
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A simulation made from data from the first flight of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, showing the flight from different angles. The flight occurred on April 19, 2021.
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Video Animation Made From Ingenuity's First Flight Data
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Mastcam-Z
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In this footage captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard the Perseverance Mars rover on April 19, 2021, the Ingenuity helicopter lifts of from Mars' surface, hovers for 30 seconds, then touches back down.
PIA24521:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity's First Full Flight
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Mastcam-Z
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The Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover shot video of Ingenuity helicopter's flight, presented here in side-by-side processed versions that have both been enhanced to show a dust plume swirling during takeoff and again on landing.
PIA24589:
Enhanced Video Shows Dust During Ingenuity's Flight
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter takes off and lands in this video captured on April 19, 2021, by Mastcam-Z, an imager aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. This video features only the moments of takeoff and the landing.
PIA24583:
Mastcam-Z Video of Ingenuity Taking Off and Landing
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over Jezero Crater during its second experimental flight test on April 22, 2021. The imagery was captured by the Perseverance rover's Mastcam-Z imager.
PIA24595:
Perseverance's Mastcam-Z Video of Second Flight
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The shadow of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter can be seen in these images taken by its black-and-white navigation camera during its third flight on April 25, 2021.
PIA24644:
Ingenuity's Shadow During Third Flight
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took these images on its fourth flight, on April 30, 2021, using its navigation camera.
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Black-and-White View of Ingenuity's Fourth Flight
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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover used the WATSON camera on the end of its robotic arm to conduct a focus test on May 9, 2021, the 78th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA24641:
WATSON Takes a Closer Look
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Mastcam-Z
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After the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover captured Ingenuity's third flight on April 25, the frames of the video that was stitched together were then reprojected to optimize viewing in an anaglyph.
PIA24522:
Ingenuity Flies in 3D
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter lands with a soft bounce after its fifth flight on May 7, 2021. The images in this GIF were captured by the Mastcam-Z imager aboard NASA's Perseverance rover.
PIA24649:
Mastcam-Z GIF Show Ingenuity's Fifth Landing
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This sequence of images, taken on May 22, 2021, by the navigation camera aboard NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter depicts the last 29 seconds of the rotorcraft's sixth flight.
PIA24598:
Ingenuity Flight Six Navcam Image
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Mastcam
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This GIF shows clouds drifting over Mount Sharp on Mars, as viewed by NASA's Curiosity rover on March 19, 2021. Each frame of the scene was stitched together from six individual images.
PIA24661:
Curiosity GIF Shows Drifting Clouds Over Mars' Mount Sharp
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Navcam (MSL)
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Using the navigation cameras on its mast, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took these images of clouds just after sunset on March 31, 2021.
PIA24645:
Curiosity Navigation Cameras Spot Twilight Clouds on Sol 3075
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Navcam (MSL)
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Using the navigation cameras on its mast, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took these images of clouds just after sunset on March 28, 2021.
PIA24646:
Curiosity Navigation Cameras Spot Twilight Clouds on Sol 3072
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Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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To clean a bit of dust from one of its solar panels, NASA's InSight lander trickled sand above the panel. The wind-borne sand grains then picked up some dust on the panel, enabling the lander to gain about 30 watt-hours of energy per sol on May 22, 2021.
PIA24664:
InSight's Robotic Arm Helps Remove Solar Panel Dust Trickles Sand in the Wind
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Mastcam-Z
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is seen here at the end of its fourth flight, on April 30, 2021. This enhanced video shows the dust kicked up by the helicopter's spinning rotors.
PIA24666:
Ingenuity Kicks Up Dust Cloud on Fourth Flight
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This computer simulation shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover taking its first selfie, on April 6, 2021. The point of view of the rover's WATSON camera is included to show how each of the images were taken before being stitched together into the selfie.
PIA24669:
Computer Simulation of Rover Selfie
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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Perseverance relies on left and right navigation cameras. The view seen here combines the perspective of two cameras rover during the rover's first drive using AutoNav, it's auto-navigation function.
PIA24722:
Perseverance's First Autonav Drive
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This computer simulation shows NASA's Perseverance Mars rover as it carried out its first drive using its auto-navigation feature, which allows it to avoid rocks and other hazards without input from engineers back on Earth.
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Computer Simulation of Perseverance's First Autonav Drive
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Hazard Avoidance Camera (M2020)
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The robotic arm on NASA's Perseverance rover reached out to examine rocks in an area on Mars nicknamed the Cratered Floor Fractured Rough area in this image captured on July 10, 2021.
PIA24748:
Perseverance's Arm Over Paver Rocks
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Navigation Camera (M2020)
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This video from July 1, 2021, shows scenes from the longest autonomous drive yet for NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, which landed on Feb. 18, 2021.
PIA24743:
Perseverance Rover Camera View of Long Autonomous Drive
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This series of images shows NASA's Perseverance rover inspecting and sealing a witness sample tube on June 21, 2021, as it prepares to collect its first sample of Martian rock and sediment.
PIA24751:
Witness Tube in Perseverance Sample Caching System
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NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took these images using its navigation camera during its eighth flight on June 21, 2021.
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Ingenuity's Eighth Flight
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This sequence of images from takeoff to landing was taken by the downward-looking navigation camera of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter during its ninth flight on Mars on July 5, 2021.
PIA24686:
The Long Haul – Ingenuity's Flight 9
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SuperCam
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This composite image, made by the SuperCam instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance rover on August 8, 2021, shows the hole in a Martian rock where the rover attempted to collect its first sample.
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Laser Shots at Roubion
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Perseverance's first cored-rock sample of Mars rock is seen inside its titanium container tube in this image taken by the rover's Sampling and Caching System Camera (known as CacheCam).
PIA24806:
Perseverance's First Cored Mars Rock in Sample Tube
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This sealed titanium sample tube contains Perseverance's first cored sample of Mars rock. The rover's Sampling and Caching System Camera (known as CacheCam) captured this image.
PIA24807:
Sealing in Perseverance's First Sample
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