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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity's First Rock Star

    This mosaic image shows the first target NASA's Curiosity rover aims to zap with its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. ChemCam will be firing a laser at this rock, provisionally named N165, a...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity's First Rock Star, Up-Close

    This close-up image shows the first target NASA's Curiosity rover aims to zap with its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. ChemCam will be firing a laser at this rock, provisionally named N165,...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    A Whole New World for Curiosity

    This color-enhanced view -- taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead -- shows the terrain around the rover'...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity in Exaggerated Color

    This color-enhanced view of NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite fl...

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  • Oblique view of Gale, and Mount Sharp in the center, is derived from a combination of elevation and imaging data from three Mars orbiters

    Curiosity Cradled by Gale Crater

    NASA's Curiosity rover landed in the Martian crater known as Gale Crater, which is approximately the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. A green dot shows where the rover landed, well withi...

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  • NASA's Curiosity rover looks south of the rover's landing site on Mars towards Mount Sharp

    Destination Mount Sharp

    This image from NASA's Curiosity rover looks south of the rover's landing site on Mars towards Mount Sharp. This is part of a larger,high-resolution color mosaic made from images obtained by Curiosity...

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    First Hi-Res Color Mosaic of Curiosity's Mastcam Images

    This image is the first high-resolution color mosaic from NASA's Curiosity rover, showing the geological environment around the rover's landing site in Gale Crater on Mars. The images show a landscape...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Wall of Gale Crater

    This color image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows part of the wall of Gale Crater, the location on Mars where the rover landed on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT). This is part of a larger, high-r...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Destination Mount Sharp

    This color image from NASA's Curiosity rover looks south of the rover's landing site on Mars towards Mount Sharp. This is part of a larger, high-resolution color mosaic made from images obtained by Cu...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Exposed by Rocket Engine Blasts

    This color image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows an area excavated by the blast of the Mars Science Laboratory's descent stage rocket engines. This is part of a larger, high-resolution color mosaic ...

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  • alternating views taken by the Hazard-Avoidance cameras

    Now You See an Impact Plume, Now You Don't

    These alternating views taken by the Hazard-Avoidance cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover show evidence for an impact plume created when the rover's sky crane fell to the Martian surface. The sky crane ...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Inspecting Curiosity's Descent Stage Crash Site

    This portion of an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been annotated to show the relative positions between NASA's Curiosity r...

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  • Witnessing the Descent Stage Crash?

    Witnessing the Descent Stage Crash?

    The distant blob seen in the view on left, taken by a Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, may be a cloud created during the crash of the rover's descent stage. Pictures taken about 45 m...

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  • Traces of Landing

    Traces of Landing

    This mosaic image shows part of the left side of NASA's Curiosity rover and two blast marks from the descent stage's rocket engines. The images that were used to make the mosaic were obtained by the r...

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  • Times at which NASA's Curiosity rover hit its milestones

    Hitting the Marks

    This graphic shows the times at which NASA's Curiosity rover hit its milestones during its entry, descent and landing on Mars. The times the events actually occurred are shown in red. The times that E...

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  • Mars weather map, Aug. 5

    Mars Weather Map, Aug. 5

    This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 5, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. One global map is generated each day to forecast weather conditions for...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Guided Tour of Curiosity's Martian Landing

    This is a still from an interactive web feature that guides you through the entry, descent and landing of NASA's Curiosity rover. Visit the feature at › View Image

  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Zeroing in on Rover's Landing Site

    The red "X" marks the spot where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars. Early estimates made immediately after the rover landed (green diamond) indicated the rover touched down about one-and-a-half mi...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Landing Accuracy on Mars: A Historical Perspective

    This image illustrates how spacecraft landings on Mars have become more and more precise over the years. Since NASA's first Mars landing of Viking in 1976, the targeted landing regions, or ellipses, h...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    This imagery is being released in association with NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. This is a temporary caption to be replaced as soon as more information is available. Image credit: NASA/JPL-C...

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