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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Extends Arm for First Time on Mars

    Curiosity Extends Arm for First Time on Mars

    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity extended its robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012, for the first time on Mars and used its Navigation Camera (Navcam) to capture this view of the extended arm.

    The vie...

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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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  • A closer view of the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover and a destination nearby known as Glenelg

    Glenelg Intrigue

    This image shows a closer view of the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover and a destination nearby known as Glenelg. Curiosity landed inside Gale Crater on Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT) at the bl...

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  • The landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover

    Martian Treasure Map

    This image shows the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover and destinations scientists want to investigate. Curiosity landed inside Gale Crater on Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT) at the green dot, wi...

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  • Full-resolution self-portrait shows the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover

    Still Life with Rover

    This full-resolution self-portrait shows the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover from the rover's Navigation camera. The back of the rover can be seen at the top left of the image, and two of the rover's r...

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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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  • Naming the Scour Marks

    Naming the Scour Marks

    Scientists have now named the four marks near NASA's Curiosity rover where blasts from the descent stage rocket engines blew away some of the Martian surface material. Scientists have named the scour ...

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  • Goulburn Scour Mark

    Goulburn Scour Mark

    This cropped image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows one set of marks on the surface of Mars where blasts from the descent-stage rocket engines blew away some of the surface material. This particular ...

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  • Head of mast on Mars rover Curiosity

    Head of Mast on Mars Rover Curiosity

    This view of the head of the remote sensing mast on the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, Curiosity, shows seven of the 17 cameras on the rover. Two pairs of Navigation cameras (Navcams), among...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    The Promised Land

    This image (cut out from a mosaic) shows the view from the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover toward the lower reaches of Mount Sharp, where Curiosity is likely to begin its ascent through hundred...

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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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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Pre-Launch Calibration Target for ChemCam

    This image shows the calibration target for the Chemistry and Camera instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover before it was installed on the rover and readied for launch.

    The target includes ...

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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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