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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    After the Laser Shots

    Images taken before and after NASA's Curiosity rover shot its laser 50 times are shown here. The rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument shot its laser at rocks exposed by thrusters on the r...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity's First Track Marks on Mars

    This 360-degree panorama shows evidence of a successful first test drive for NASA's Curiosity rover. On Aug. 22, 2012, the rover made its first move, going forward about 15 feet (4.5 meters), rotating...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Coronation's Chemicals

    This is the first laser spectrum from the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover, sent back from Mars on August 19, 2012. The plot shows emission lines from different elem...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Zapping Rocks Exposed by the Sky Crane's Thrusters

    This photo mosaic shows the scour mark, dubbed Goulburn, left by the thrusters on the sky crane that helped lower NASA's Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. It is located 16 to 20 feet (5 to 6 meters) ...

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  • Sample Weather Report

    Sample Weather Report

    This screen grab shows a sample — not actual data -- of the kinds of Mars weather reports we will be getting from NASA's Curiosity rover. It is taken from the website › View Image

  • Curiosity Blasts Ground with Neutrons

    Curiosity Blasts Ground with Neutrons

    NASA's Curiosity rover pinged the ground with neutrons for the first time, a process called active neutron sounding, on August 17, 2012. The instrument involved, called the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons,...

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  • Mars Science Laboratory rover wheel wiggle

    Wiggle in the Gravel

    This set of images shows the movement of the rear right wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars. Engineers wiggled the wheels as a test of the...

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  • End Curiosity's Extended Arm, Full-Resolution

    End of Curiosity's Extended Arm, Full-Resolution

    This full-resolution image from NASA's Curiosity shows the turret of tools at the end of the rover's extended robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012. The Navigation Camera captured this view.



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  • Part of Curiosity's Outstretched Arm, Full-Resolution

    Part of Curiosity's Outstretched Arm, Full-Resolution

    This full-resolution image from NASA's Curiosity shows the elbow joint of the rover's extended robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012. The Navigation Camera captured this view.



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  • Weather Sensors from Spain on Mars Rover Curiosity

    Weather Sensors from Spain on Mars Rover Curiosity

    Sensors on two finger-like mini-booms extending horizontally from the mast of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will monitor wind speed, wind direction and air temperature. One also will monitor humidity; t...

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  • Map of landing site at Gale Crater

    Laying the Groundwork for Curiosity's DAN

    The heritage for investigations with the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover comes from NASA's Odyssey orbiter. The orbiter has performed global mapping of neutrons, showin...

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  • Location of the two components of the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons instrument

    Location of DAN on Curiosity

    This image of NASA's Curiosity rover shows the location of the two components of the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons instrument. The neutron generator is mounted on the right hip (visible in this view), an...

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  • First pressure readings on Mars

    First Pressure Readings on Mars

    This graph shows readings for atmospheric pressure at the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover. The data were obtained by Curiosity's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station from Aug. 15 to Aug. 18, ...

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  • Curiosity's 360-degree landing-site panorama

    The Heights of Mount Sharp

    With the addition of four high-resolution Navigation Camera, or Navcam, images, taken on Aug. 18 (Sol 12), Curiosity's 360-degree landing-site panorama now includes the highest point on Mount Sharp vi...

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  • This composite image, with magnified insets, depicts the first laser test by the Chemistry and Camera, or ChemCam, instrument aboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

    First Laser-Zapped Rock on Mars

    This composite image, with magnified insets, depicts the first laser test by the Chemistry and Camera, or ChemCam, instrument aboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. The composite incorporates a Navigatio...

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  • This 360-degree image shows a complete, full-resolution panorama around NASA's Curiosity rover

    All Around Curiosity

    This 360-degree image shows a complete, full-resolution panorama around NASA's Curiosity rover, taken by the Navigation cameras. The pointy rim of Gale Crater can be seen as a lighter strip along the ...

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  • Readying CheamCam

    Readying ChemCam

    This image shows the calibration target for the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover. The calibration target is one square and a group of nine circles that look dark in ...

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  • A View From Below the Rover Deck

    A View From Below the Rover Deck

    The Curiosity engineering team created this view from images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover rear hazard avoidance cameras underneath the rover deck on Sol 0.

    This type of image is known ...

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  • Curiosity's View From Below

    Curiosity's View From Below

    The Curiosity engineering team created this view from images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover front hazard avoidance cameras underneath the rover deck on Sol 0.

    This type of image is known...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Checking out ChemCam's View

    This mosaic shows the calibration target for the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover, as seen by the ChemCam's remote micro-imager. The 10 images incorporated in this m...

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