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  • Martian Dust Storm near South Polar Cap

    Martian Dust Storm near South Polar Cap

    This nearly global mosaic of observations made by the Mars Color Imager on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 2, 2009.

  • Image shows the parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory passing flight-qualification testing in March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel.

    Mars Science Laboratory Parachute Qualification Testing

    The parachute for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory passed flight-qualification testing in March and April 2009 inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif

  • Spirit's traverse map through Sol 1871

    Spirit's traverse map through Sol 1871

    As of Sol 1871 (April 8, 2009), Spirit's total odometry is 7,726.78 meters (4.80 miles).

  • Spirit's traverse map through Sol 1871

    Spirit's traverse map through Sol 1871

    As of Sol 1871 (April 8, 2009), Spirit's total odometry is 7,726.78 meters (4.80 miles).

  • Spirit's traverse map through Sol 1871

    Spirit's traverse map through Sol 1871

    As of Sol 1871 (April 8, 2009), Spirit's total odometry is 7,726.78 meters (4.80 miles).

  • Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this 210-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,861st to 1,863rd Martian days, or sols, of Spirit's surface mission

    View Ahead After Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive

    Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this 210-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,861st to 1,863rd Martian days, or sols, of Spirit's surface mission (March 28 to 30, 2009).

  • Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this stereo, 210-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,861st to 1,863rd Martian days, or sols, of Spirit's surface mission

    View Ahead After Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive (Stereo)

    Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this stereo, 210-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,861st to 1,863rd Martian days, or sols, of Spirit's surface mission (March 28 to 30, 2009).

  • Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this full-circle view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,843rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission

    Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843

    Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this full-circle view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,843rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (March 10, 2009).

  • Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, full-circle view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,843rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission

    Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843 (Stereo)

    Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, full-circle view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,843rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (March 10, 2009).

  • Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,823rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission

    Spirit's View Beside 'Home Plate' on Sol 1823

    Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,823rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (Feb. 17, 2009).

  • Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,823rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission

    Spirit's View Beside 'Home Plate' on Sol 1823 (Stereo)

    Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,823rd Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (Feb. 17, 2009)

  • Spirit churns up bright soil

    Bright Soil Churned by Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive

    NASA's Mars rover Spirit exposed bright soil on a recent drive heading southwest.

  • NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit

    New Record Five-Wheel Drive, Spirit's Sol 1856 (Stereo)

    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,856th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (March 23, 2009).

  • NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit

    Dust Devil in Spirit's View Ahead on Sol 1854 (Stereo)

    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,854th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (March 21, 2009).

  • NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit

    New Record Five-Wheel Drive, Spirit's Sol 1856

    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,856th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (March 23, 2009).

  • NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit

    Dust Devil in Spirit's View Ahead on Sol 1854

    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,854th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's surface mission (March 21, 2009).

  • image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

    Starburst Spider

    Mars' seasonal cap of carbon dioxide ice has eroded many beautiful terrains as it sublimates (goes directly from ice to vapor) every spring.

  • image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

    The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

    Every winter Mars' polar region is covered with a layer of seasonal carbon dioxide ice (dry ice). In the spring jets of gas carry dust from the ground up through openings in the ice.

  • Opportunity Examining Composition of 'Cook Islands' Outcrop

    Opportunity Examining Composition of 'Cook Islands' Outcrop

    This image taken by the front hazard-avoidance camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover's arm extended to examine the composition of a rock using the alpha particle X-ray spectrometer.

  • Opportunity at 'Cook Islands'

    Opportunity at 'Cook Islands' (Stereo)

    NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this stereo, full-circle view of the rover's surroundings.