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  • Close-Ups of rock 'Jake Matijevic'

    Mars Hand Lens Imager Nested Close-Ups of Rock 'Jake Matijevic'

    This image combines photographs taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) at three different distances from the first Martian rock that NASA's Curiosity rover touched with its arm. The three exposure...

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  • Robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity with the first rock touched by an instrument on the arm

    Curiosity's Rock-Contact Science Begins

    This image shows the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity with the first rock touched by an instrument on the arm. The rover's right Navigation Camera (Navcam) took this image during the 46th Ma...

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  • Sol 3071

    Opportunity's Traverse Map, Sol 3071

    Where Are The Rovers Now? Opportunity's traverse map from Sol 3071

  • Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 43

    Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 43

    This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 43rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 19, 2012).

    The route starts where the rover touc...

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  • President's signature on board Curiosity

    President's Signature On Board Curiosity

    This view of Curiosity's deck shows a plaque bearing several signatures of US officials, including that of President Obama and Vice President Biden. The image was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens I...

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  • This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)

    Curiosity's Stars and Stripes

    This view of the American flag medallion on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 44th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 1...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    On the Road to Glenelg

    This mosaic from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the view looking toward the "Glenelg" area, where three different terrain types come together. All three types are observed from orbit ...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Phobos in Transit

    Mars has two small, asteroid-sized moons named Phobos and Deimos. From the point of view of the rover, located near the equator of Mars, these moons occasionally pass in front of, or "transit," the di...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Comparing Phobos Views

    As part of a multi-mission campaign, NASA's Curiosity rover is observing Martian moon transits, the first of which involved the moon Phobos grazing the sun's disk. The event was observed on Martian da...

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  • This imagery is being released in association with NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.

    Focusing the 34-millimeter Mastcam

    This image is from a series of test images to calibrate the 34-millimeter Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover. It was taken on Aug. 23, 2012 and looks south-southwest from the rover's landing site. ...

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  • Small spherical objects fill the field in this mosaic combining four images from the Microscopic Imager

    Puzzling Little Martian Spheres That Don't Taste Like 'Blueberries'

    Small spherical objects fill the field in this mosaic combining four images from the Microscopic Imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The view covers an area about 2.4 inches (6 centim...

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  • 3D View of MAHLI Calibration Target

    3D View of MAHLI Calibration Target

    This 3D view of the calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity was assembled from two images taken by that camera during the 34th Martian day, or sol, ...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Opening and Closing SAM

    This set of images from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the inlet covers for the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument opening and closing, as the rover continues to check out its instruments in the first p...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory image

    Calibrating APXS on Mars

    This graphic from NASA's Curiosity rover shows data obtained by the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) from its calibration target on the 34th Martian day, or sol, of operations (Sept. 10, 2012)...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Getting Ready for Sampling on Mars

    This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the cover on an inlet that will receive powdered rock and soil samples for analysis. It was taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on Curiosity...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory image

    Hello, MAHLI

    This image shows the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on NASA's Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background. The image was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera on the 32nd Martian day, or s...

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  • A sample of basaltic rock

    A Piece of New Mexico on Mars

    A sample of basaltic rock from a lava flow in New Mexico serves as a calibration target carried on the front of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity for the rover's Canadian-made Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrome...

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  • Panorama of Curiosity's belly check

    Panorama of Curiosity's Belly Check

    This view of the lower front and underbelly areas of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines nine images taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosi...

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  • Sealed organic check material

    Sealed Organic Check Material on Curiosity

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity carries five cylindrical blocks of organic check material for use in a control experiment if the rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory detects any organic compou...

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  • Lincoln penny on Mars in Camera's Calibration Target

    Lincoln Penny on Mars in Camera's Calibration Target

    The penny in this image is part of a camera calibration target on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover took this and other images of the MAHLI calibration...

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