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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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    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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  • Lincoln penny on Mars in Camera's Calibration Target

    Martian Sand Grains on Penny

    This close-up image shows Martian sand grains that settled on the penny that serves as a calibration target on NASA's Curiosity rover. This image, taken cropped from a larger scene by the Mars Hand Le...

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  • High-resolution views of rocks and soil at the rover's Gale Crater field site

    Wheels and a Destination

    This view of the three left wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images that were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's w...

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    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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    Say 'Ahh' on Mars

    This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the open inlet where powdered rock and soil samples will be funneled down for analysis. It was taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on Curiosity's 36...

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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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  • Lower front and underbelly areas of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity

    Belly Check for Curiosity

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

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  • Calibration target for Curiosity's arm camera

    Calibration Target for Curiosity's Arm Camera

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

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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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  • First Image From Curiosity's Arm Camera With Dust Cover Open

    First Image From Curiosity's Arm Camera With Dust Cover Open

    The reclosable dust cover on Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) was opened for the first time during the 33rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 8, 2012), enabling MAHLI...

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  • Martian Ground Seen by Arm Camera With and Without Dust Cover (Thumbnails)

    Martian Ground Seen by Arm Camera With and Without Dust Cover (Thumbnails)

    As the last step in a series of inspections of the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, this camera's reclosable dust cover was opened for the first time during the 33rd M...

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  • Rover Takes Self Portrait

    Rover Takes Self Portrait

    On Sol 32 (Sept. 7, 2012) the Curiosity rover used a camera located on its arm to obtain this self portrait. The image of the top of Curiosity's Remote Sensing Mast, showing the Mastcam and Chemcam ca...

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  • Dissecting the Scene of Sky Crane Crash

    Dissecting the Scene of Sky Crane Crash

    After a rocket-powered descent stage, also known as the sky crane, delivered NASA's Curiosity rover to Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT), 2012, it flew away and fell to the surface. Possible multiple im...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory image

    A Rover's Journey Begins

    Tracks from the first drives of NASA's Curiosity rover are visible in this image captured by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The r...

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    Relics of Rover's Landing

    This color view of the parachute and back shell that helped deliver NASA's Curiosity rover to the surface of the Red Planet was taken by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera ...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity Traverse Map Through Sol 29

    This map shows the route driven by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity through the 29th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 4, 2012).

    The route starts where the Mars Scienc...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity's Location During Arm Checkouts

    This scene shows the surroundings of the location where NASA Mars rover Curiosity arrived on the 29th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (Sept. 4, 2012). It is a mosaic of images take...

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    Curiosity's Robotic Arm

    This engineering drawing shows the location of the arm on NASA's Curiosity rover, in addition to the arm's turret, which holds two instruments and three tools. The arm places and holds turret-mounted ...

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