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  • Curiosity's Quad

    Curiosity's Quad

    This image shows the quadrangle where NASA's Curiosity rover landed, now called Yellowknife. The mission's science team has divided the landing region into several square quadrangles, or quads, of int...

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  • A Set of Blast Marks in Color, Left Side

    A Set of Blast Marks in Color, Left Side

    This cut-out from a color panorama image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover shows the effects of the descent stage's rocket engines blasting the ground. It comes from the left side of the thumbnail panor...

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  • A Set of Blast Marks in Color, Right Side

    A Set of Blast Marks in Color, Right Side

    This cut-out from a color panorama image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover shows the effects of the descent stage's rocket engines blasting the ground. It comes from the right side of the thumbnail pano...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Mount Sharp on the Horizon

    This is a portion of the first color 360-degree panorama from NASA's Curiosity rover, made up of thumbnails, which are small copies of higher-resolution images. The mission's destination, a mountain a...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Gale Crater Vista, in Glorious Color

    This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.
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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    A Clear Look at the Rover Deck

    This full-resolution image shows part of the deck of NASA's Curiosity rover taken from one of the rover's Navigation cameras looking toward the back left of the rover.

    On the left of this...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Checking out the Rover Deck in Full Resolution

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

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Crisp View from Inside Gale Crater

    This 360-degree, full-resolution panorama from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the area all around the rover within Gale Crater on Mars. The rover's deck is to the left and far right. The rover's "head" ...

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  • This is a close-up view of a zone where the soil at Curiosity's landing site was blown away by the thrusters on the rover's descent stage.

    Rocket Thrusters Expose Bedrock

    This is a close-up view of a zone where the soil at Curiosity's landing site was blown away by the thrusters on the rover's descent stage. The excavation of the soil reveals probable bedrock outcrop. ...

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  • 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.

    Curiosity's New Home

    These are the first two full-resolution images of the Martian surface from the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover, which are located on the rover's "head" or mast. The rim of Gale Crater can...

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  • 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.

    Curiosity's Heat Shield in Detail

    This color full-resolution image showing the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover was obtained during descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The image was obtained by the Mars Des...

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  • Before-and-after comparison of the area where NASA's Curiosity rover landed

    Before and After Curiosity's Touchdown

    These images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) show a before-and-after comparison of the area where NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The images were taken by the C...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up

    These before-and-after images show the effects of weights from the entry vehicle of NASA's Curiosity rover hitting the surface of Mars. These are enlarged images from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Ballasts Hitting the Surface, Close-Up, Unannotated

    These before-and-after images show the effects of weights from the entry vehicle of NASA's Curiosity rover hitting the surface of Mars. These are enlarged images from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars...

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  • 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.

    Gravel-Covered Martian Surface

    This full-resolution color image from NASA's Curiosity Rover shows the gravel-covered surface of Mars. It was taken by the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) several minutes after Curiosity touched down on M...

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  • black-and-white image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment

    A Better Look of the Martian Surface

    This set of images compares a black-and-white image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to a color image obtained by the Mars Descent...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity Looks Away from the Sun

    This is the first image taken by the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover. It shows the shadow of the rover's now-upright mast in the center, and the arm's shadow at left. The arm itself can b...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity Takes It All In

    This is the first 360-degree panoramic view from NASA's Curiosity rover, taken with the Navigation cameras. Most of the tiles are thumbnails, or small copies of the full-resolution images that have no...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Rover's Self Portrait

    This Picasso-like self portrait of NASA's Curiosity rover was taken by its Navigation cameras, located on the now-upright mast. The camera snapped pictures 360-degrees around the rover, while pointing...

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  • NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Image

    Curiosity's First Radiation Measurements on Mars

    Like a human working in a radiation environment, NASA's Curiosity rover carries its own version of a dosimeter to measure radiation from outer space and the sun. This graphic shows the flux of radiati...

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