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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-09-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter covers an area about 8 miles wide in the northern Arabia Terra region of Mars. Researchers estimate the stream and the lakes it linked held water at some time in the range of 2-3 billion years ago.
PIA20837:
Outflow Stream from Relatively Recent Martian Lake
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-21 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows one of two spots that likely appeared in connection with the Oct. 19, 2016, arrival of ESA's Schiaparelli test lander. An animation is available at the Photojournal.
PIA21130:
Signs of Schiaparelli Test Lander Seen From Orbit 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 2017-03-29 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This mosaic from the Context Camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft offers a resolution that enables zooming in for more detail of any region of Mars.
PIA21488:
Mars Global Coverage by Context Camera on MRO
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-04-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
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This orbital image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is of the western rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater where the Opportunity rover will investigate whethere the valley was carved by water, wind, or debris flow.
PIA21490:
Segments on Western Rim of Endeavour Crater, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-10-06 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter shows a portion of the Eridania region of southern Mars with fractured, dismembered blocks of deep-basin deposits that have been surrounded and partially buried by younger volcanic deposits.
PIA22058:
Possible Floor of an Ancient Martian Sea
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-25 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This is the final traverse map for NASA's Opportunity rover, showing where the rover was located within Perseverance Valley on June 10, 2018, the last date it made contact with its engineering team.
PIA23178:
Opportunity's Final Traverse Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-01 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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The black speck circled in the lower left corner of this image is a cluster of recently formed craters spotted on Mars using a new machine-learning algorithm. This image was taken by the Context Camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
PIA24091:
Machine Learning Spots a Cluster of Mars Craters: Context Camera's view
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This annotated mosaic depicts a possible route the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover could take across Jezero Crater as it investigates several ancient environments that may have once been habitable.
PIA24379:
Possible Path for Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-27 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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Oblique view looks to the west above Jezero Crater floor over the fan-shaped delta and into the valley that cuts through the crater rim. The illustration was generated by U.S Geological Survey using data from NASA spacecraft.
PIA24310:
Angle on Jezero Crater (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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This first image of NASA's Perseverance Rover on the surface of Mars from the Context Camera (CTX) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the many parts of the Mars 2020 mission landing system that got the rover safely on the ground.
PIA24333:
Perseverance and Mars 2020 Spacecraft Components on the Surface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-16 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CTX
Mars Color Imager (MARCI)
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Map of Context Camera's North Polar Coverage During Checkout
PIA01929:
Map of Context Camera's North Polar Coverage During Checkout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-04-13 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CTX
Mars Orbiter Camera
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First Context Camera Image of Mars
PIA08068:
First Context Camera Image of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-10 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
CTX
HiRISE
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The white line on this map shows where NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity has driven from the place where it landed in January 2004 -- inside Eagle Crater, at the upper left end of the track -- to where it reached on the 2,442nd Martian day, or sol.
PIA13598:
Opportunity's Martian Traverse Through Sol 2442
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-12-05 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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HiRISE
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These images from the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show several impact scars on Mars made by pieces of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that the spacecraft shed just before entering the Martian atmosphere.
PIA16456:
Impact Scars from MSL Cruise Stage and Two Balance Weights
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-15 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
CTX
HiRISE
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This set of images from cameras on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents the appearance of a new cluster of impact craters on Mars. The orbiter has imaged at least 248 fresh craters, or crater clusters, on Mars.
PIA16928:
Fresh Cluster of Impact Craters on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-07-22 Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
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HiRISE
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This series of images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter successively zooms into 'spider' features, or channels carved in the surface in radial patterns, in the south polar region of Mars.
PIA19823:
Volunteers Help Decide Where to Point Mars Camera
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-24 Mars Mars Express (MEX)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Context Camera
High Resolution Stereo Camera
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This view of Stokes Crater is a mosaic of images taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ESA's Mars Express showing at least one of the nine craters in the northern lowlands of Mars with exposures of hydrated minerals detected from orbit.
PIA13214:
Hydrated Minerals Exposed at Stokes, Northern Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-14 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Context Camera
High Resolution Stereo Camera
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NASA's Curiosity rover landed in the Martian crater known as Gale Crater, which is approximately the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. A green dot shows where the rover landed, well within its targeted landing ellipse, outlined in blue.
PIA16058:
Curiosity Cradled by Gale Crater
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Mars Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Deep Space Network
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The interior of Mars is simply modeled as a core and mantle with a thin crust, similar to Earth. The combination of NASA's Mars Pathfinder Doppler data with earlier data from the Viking landers determined a third parameter, the moment of inertia.
PIA00974:
Schematic of Mars Interior
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Add Image to Favorite List 1997-10-14 Mars Mars Pathfinder (MPF)
Deep Space Network
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The Rotation and Orbit Dynamics experiment was based on measuring the Doppler range to NASA's Mars Pathfinder using the radio link. Mars rotation about its pole causes a signature in the data with a daily minimum when the lander is closest to the Earth.
PIA00975:
Mars Rotational and Orbital Dynamics
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-04 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This black and white image, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's lander in 2004, shows a view of Gusev Crater as the lander descends to Mars. Numerous small impact craters can be seen on the surface of the planet.
PIA04984:
Spirit's Descent to Mars-1706m
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-04 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This black and white image, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's lander in 2004, shows a view of Gusev Crater as the lander descends to Mars. Numerous small impact craters can be seen on the surface of the planet.
PIA04985:
Spirit's Descent to Mars-1983m
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-04 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This black and white image, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's lander in 2004, shows a view of Gusev Crater as the lander descends to Mars. Numerous small impact craters can be seen on the surface of the planet.
PIA04986:
Spirit's Descent to Mars-1433m
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-13 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This map, taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's lander, shows the estimated location of the rover within Gusev Crater, Mars.
PIA05057:
Right on Target-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This image shows the path (blue line) taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as it bounced down to its final resting spot in Gusev Crater, Mars.
PIA05132:
Bouncing Down to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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Scientists believe the circular feature in this image to be a crater near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The rover landed at Meridiani Planum on Mars at approximately 9:05 p.m. PST on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004.
PIA05146:
Crater Down Below-3
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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Scientists believe the circular feature in this image to be a crater near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The rover landed at Meridiani Planum on Mars at approximately 9:05 p.m. PST on Saturday, Jan. 24.
PIA05147:
Crater Down Below-2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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Scientists believe the circular feature in this image to be a crater near NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The rover landed at Meridiani Planum on Mars at approximately 9:05 p.m. PST on Saturday, Jan. 24.
PIA05148:
Crater Down Below
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This computer-generated visualization depicts an overhead view of the path NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took when it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05225:
Opportunity's Hole in One
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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This computer-generated visualization depicts a side view of the path Opportunity took when it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05226:
Opportunity's Hole in One (Side View)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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In this close-up view of the path NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took when it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars, a computer-generated red line shows the spacecraft's bounce motions as it landed at Meridiani Planum, Mars.
PIA05227:
Opportunity Bounces to a Stop
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-04-08 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
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A traverse map for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit traces the path Spirit drove during its prime mission of 90 sols amidst several martian craters.
PIA05719:
Spirit's Prime-Mission Traverse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-13 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Map of Hills on the Horizon
PIA05059:
Map of Hills on the Horizon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-28 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Challenger Memorial Station, Meridiani Planum, Mars
PIA05165:
Challenger Memorial Station, Meridiani Planum, Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-19 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This map shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's travels since arriving on the red planet Jan. 3, 2004. Data within the yellow box represent a digital map made of images taken by rover's panoramic and navigation cameras.
PIA05329:
Halfway There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-26 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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This map shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's travels since arriving on the red planet Jan. 3, 2004 PST. Spirit was on its way to a large crater nicknamed 'Bonneville.'
PIA05448:
Getting Closer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-15 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Spirit's Trip to the Hills
PIA06269:
Spirit's Trip to the Hills
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-03 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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Endurance Road Map
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Endurance Road Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Panoramic Camera
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Spirit Lightens the Load
PIA05131:
Spirit Lightens the Load
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-09 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Thermal Emission Imaging System
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This map of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's new neighborhood at Meridiani Planum, Mars, shows the surface features used to locate the rover. The rover's precise location was determined by imaging the 'bumps' on the horizon.
PIA05228:
"X" Marks the Spot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-03-30 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
2001 Mars Odyssey
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera
Thermal Emission Imaging System
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The red line on this image traces NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's route as of March 23, 2005.
PIA07506:
Opportunity's Fast Progress Southward
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Mars Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
2001 Mars Odyssey
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera
Thermal Emission Imaging System
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This combined image taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey, and Mars Global Surveyor, shows the route that Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity had taken its landing site inside 'Eagle Crater' to its position on Nov. 27, 2005, at the edge of Erebus Crater.
PIA03609:
Opportunity Traverse Map, Sol 656
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-12-05 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Mars Orbiter Camera
Thermal Emission Imaging System
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This combined image taken by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey, and Mars Global Surveyor, shows the route that Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity had taken its landing site inside 'Victoria Crater' to its position on Dec. 1, 2005.
PIA03616:
Partway to 'Victoria'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-09-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Navigation Camera
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This map shows the traverse of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity through the rover's 205th martian day, or sol on Aug. 21, 2004. Opportunity began its exploration inside 'Eagle' crater near the left edge of the map.
PIA06871:
Opportunity's Travels During its First 205 Martian Days
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-18 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Navigation Camera
Panoramic Camera
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This overlay map lays navigation and panoramic camera images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration rover Spirit from the surface of Mars on top of one of Spirit's descent images taken as the spacecraft descended to the martian surface.
PIA05317:
Spirit's Path to Bonneville
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-03-06 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Panoramic Camera
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This map shows the path NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will traveled toward its future target, the large crater dubbed 'Bonneville.' The red line indicates travels up to the 59th martian day of its journey, and the blue line, the route it followed.
PIA05506:
What Lies Ahead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-18 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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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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 2014-01-29 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
DAN
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Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN), measures the flow of neutrons with different energy levels returning from the ground, and their delay times, as an indication of the amount and depth of hydrogen in the ground beneath the NASA's rover, Curiosity.
PIA17762:
Russian Hydrogen-Checking Instrument on Curiosity Fires 2 Millionth Pulse
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-19 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
DAN
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Curiosity's Russian-made instrument for checking hydration levels in the ground beneath the rover detected an unusually high amount at a site near 'Marias Pass,' prompting repeated passes over the area to map the hydrogen amounts.
PIA19809:
Curiosity Finds Hydrogen-Rich Area of Mars Subsurface
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-04 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Gamma Ray Spectrometer - Neutron Spectrometer
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This map of Mars from NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter shows relative locations of three types of findings related to salt or frozen water, plus a new type of finding that may be related to both salt and water.
PIA14470:
Ice, Salt and Warm-Season Flows on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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In this image taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft during its first week of mapping, soil enriched in hydrogen is indicated by the deep blue colors, which show a low intensity of epithermal neutrons.
PIA03486:
Global Neutron View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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The deep blue colors on this map of the south pole of Mars from NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show where a low intensity of epithermal neutrons is found.
PIA03487:
South Pole Neutron View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-01 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft produced this high-energy neutron detector map of neutrons in Mars' southern hemisphere. The blue region around the south pole indicates a high content of hydrogen in the upper 2 to 3 meters (7 to 10 feet) of the surface.
PIA03488:
Southern Hemisphere Neutron Map
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-03-06 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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A high content of hydrogen in Mars' southern polar region is apparent in this global map of high-energy neutrons measured by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03489:
Global Map, High-Energy Neutrons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-28 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
Gamma Ray Spectrometer Suite
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NASA Mars Odyssey observations are used in this global view of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons. Soil enriched by hydrogen is indicated by the deep blue colors on the map, which show a low intensity of epithermal neutrons.
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Global Map of Epithermal Neutrons
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Observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show a global view of Mars in low energy, or thermal, neutrons. Thermal neutrons are sensitive to the presence of hydrogen and the presence of carbon dioxide, in this case 'dry ice' frost.
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Global Map of Thermal Neutrons
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Observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show views of the polar regions of Mars in thermal neutrons (top) and epithermal neutrons (bottom). In these maps, deep blue indicates a low amount of neutrons and red indicates a high amount.
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Polar Maps of Thermal and Epithermal Neutrons
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This diagram shows a possible configuration of ice-rich and dry soil in the upper meter (3 feet) of Mars. The ice-rich soil was detected by the gamma ray spectrometer suite of instruments aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
PIA03803:
Cross-Section of Icy Soil
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This artist's rendering portrays ice-rich layers in the soils of Mars being detected by instruments aboard NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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Artist's View of Odyssey Detecting Ice (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-05-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft show a global view of Mars in high-energy, or fast, neutrons.
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HEND Maps of Fast Neutrons
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This global view of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons was created from observations by NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
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HEND Maps of Epithermal Neutrons
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-10 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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These two views of Mars were made with data taken by the neutron spectrometer component of NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft and show epithermal neutron flux, which is sensitive to the amount of hydrogen present.
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Odyssey/NS
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-03-13 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This gamma ray spectrometer map from NASA's Mars Odyssey of the mid-latitude region of Mars is based on gamma-rays from the element iron, one of the most abundant elements on Mars and Earth. It is responsible for the red color on the surface of Mars.
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Map of Martian Iron at Mid-Latitudes
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NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft produced this gamma ray spectrometer map, which is centered on the north pole of Mars and based on gamma-rays from the element hydrogen. In this region, hydrogen is mainly in the form of water ice.
PIA04254:
Map of Martian Polar Hydrogen
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The element potassium, shown on this NASA Mars Odyssey gamma ray spectrometer map of the mid-latitude region of Mars, is a naturally radioactive element and is a minor constituent of rocks on the surface of both Mars and Earth.
PIA04255:
Map of Martian Potassium at Mid-Latitudes
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NASA's Mars Odyssey produced this gamma ray spectrometer map of the mid-latitude region of Mars is based on gamma-rays from the element silicon, one of the most abundant elements on the surface of both Mars and Earth.
PIA04256:
Map of Martian Silicon at Mid-Latitudes
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Thorium is a naturally radioactive element that exists in rocks and soils in extremely small amounts. The region of highest thorium content, shown in red on this gamma ray spectrometer map from NASA's Mars Odyssey, is in northern Acidalia Planitia.
PIA04257:
Map of Martian Thorium at Mid-Latitudes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-06-30 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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Observations by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft show a summertime view of the north polar region of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons.
PIA04593:
Summer in Mars' North Polar Region
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Observations by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft show a summertime view of the north polar region of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons.
PIA04595:
Winter in Mars' North Polar Region
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Observations by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft show a comparison of wintertime (left) and summertime (right) views of the north polar region of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons.
PIA04596:
Seasonal Frost Changes on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-12-08 Mars 2001 Mars Odyssey
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This map from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey released on Dec 8, 2003 shows the estimated lower limit of the water content of the upper meter of Martian soil. Highest water-mass fractions, exceeding 30 percent to well over 60 percent, are in the polar region.
PIA04907:
Water Mass Map from Neutron Spectrometer
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This map from NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey released on Dec 8, 2003 shows the percent of water by weight in near-surface materials of Mars' north polar region. Significant concentrations of water (greater than 20 percent) are poleward of 55 deg north latitude.
PIA04908:
North Polar Water Ice by Weight
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This image superimposes Gamma-Ray Spectrometer data from NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter onto topographic data from the laser altimeter on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. The red arrow indicates the shield volcanoes of Elysium rise in northern Mars.
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Potassium Concentrations on Mars
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This image taken by the hazard avoidance camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's front wheels in stowed configuration.
PIA04979:
View in Front of Spirit
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's rear lander petal and, in the background, the Martian horizon. Spirit took the picture right after successfully landing on the surface of Mars in 2004.
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First Look Behind Spirit
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Spirit, shows the rover's wheels tucked under in pre-stand-up position in this image taken in January, 2004.
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Spirit Rises to the Occasion (Animation) Animation Icon
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER), Spirit, shows deployment of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's bogie, a part of the rover's suspension system that extends the wheel base.
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit, shows the rover is stowing and unstowing its robotic arm, or instrument deployment device. The device is designed to hold and maneuver the various instruments on board helped scientists get up-close and personal
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This image shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit before the rover begins a crucial 3-point turn to face in a west direction and roll off the lander.
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Rover Pre-Turn Animation Icon
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This still from an animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 45 degrees clockwise. The turn took around 30 minutes to complete.
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Cutting the Cord Animation Icon
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This still from an animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 45 degrees clockwise. The turn took around 30 minutes to complete.
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Cutting the Cord-2 Animation Icon
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This image, taken on Mars, shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit after the rover had backed up 25 centimeters (10 inches) and turned 45 degrees clockwise.
PIA05054:
Turning on Mars
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This image from the hazard avoidance camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover in its near-final turned position on the lander at Gusev Crater.
PIA05067:
95-degree Position on Mars
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This image shows the view from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit after it successfully completed a 115 degree turn to face northwest, the direction it will roll off the lander.
PIA05069:
Ready to Roll
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This 360-degree panoramic mosaic image composed of data from the hazard avoidance camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a view of the lander from under the rover deck.
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Panoramic View of Lander During Turn
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This image shows where Earth would set on the martian horizon from the perspective of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit if it were facing northwest atop its lander at Gusev Crater.
PIA05086:
Location of Spirit's Home
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This animation shows the view from the front hazard avoidance cameras onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 95 degrees clockwise.
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Continuing the Turn Animation Icon
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This still from an animation shows the view from the rear hazard avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit as the rover turned 95 degrees clockwise.
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Continuing the Turn-2 Animation Icon
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit the rover's view of the martian landscape from its position 1 meter (3 feet) northwest of the lander.
PIA05081:
Spirit is Out the Gate
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This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's rear hazard identification camera shows the rover's hind view of the lander platform. Tracks were left in the martian soil by the rovers' wheels, all six of which had rolled off the lander.
PIA05082:
Spirit Looks Back
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This still from an animation composed of four images taken by the front hazard-identification camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows the rover stretching out its robotic arm, or instrument deployment device.
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This still from an animation strings together five different snapshots of the martian soil captured by the microscopic imager onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Each picture was taken from a different height.
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Snapshots of Martian Soil Animation Icon
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This image taken by the front hazard-identification camera onboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, shows the rover's robotic arm, or instrument deployment device.
PIA05096:
Spirit Reaches for Closer Look
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This image was taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's rear hazard-identification camera. Well-defined track characteristics suggest the presence of very fine particles in the martian soil (along with larger particles).
PIA05097:
Spirit Leaves Telling Tracks
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