NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this panorama on Mars on Aug. 22, 2012, just after its first test drive. The landing site has been named "Bradbury Landing"…Read More »
in honor of the late sci-fi author Ray Bradbury. Less «
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Bradbury Landing on Mars
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this image its landing site "Bradbury Landing" on Aug. 22, 2012, after a successful test drive. The landing site is named…Read More »
in honor of the late science fiction author Ray Bradbury, and taken on what would have been his 92nd birthday. Less «
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Curiosity's Tire Tracks on Mars
This image was taken by Navcam: Right A (NAV_RIGHT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 16 (2012-08-22 15:03:56 UTC).
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Curiosity Tire Tracks and Identifying Markings
This image was taken by Navcam: Left A (NAV_LEFT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 16 (2012-08-22 15:16:35 UTC).
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Curiosity's Tire Tracks and Distant Martian Landscape
This image was taken by Navcam: Left A (NAV_LEFT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 16 (2012-08-22 15:01:28 UTC).
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Curiosity's Tracks on Mars Spell Out 'JPL'
Tracks from the Mars rover Curiosity's first test drive include the name of its maker, "JPL," spelled out in Morse code.
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Curiosity's Tire Tracks on Mars with Horizon in Distance
This image was taken by Navcam: Left A (NAV_LEFT_A) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 16 (2012-08-22 15:00:53 UTC).
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Curiosity's Wheel Moving
This still from a set of images shows the movement of the front left wheel of NASA's Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing…Read More »
site on Mars. Engineers wiggled the wheels as a test of the rover's steering and anticipate embarking on Curiosity's first drive in the next couple of days. This image was taken by one of Curiosity's Navigation cameras on Aug. 21, 2012. Less «
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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…Read More »
This image from NASA's Curiosity shows the turret of tools at the end of the rover's extended robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012. The Navigation Camera captured this view.
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Part of Curiosity's Outstretched Arm
This image from NASA's Curiosity shows the elbow joint of the rover's extended robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012. The Navigation Camera captured this view.
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Curiosity Rover Panorama Including Mount Sharp Heights
With the addition of four high-resolution Navigation Camera, or Navcam, images, taken on Aug. 18, 2012 (Sol 12), Curiosity's 360-degree landing-site panorama…Read More »
now includes the highest point on Mount Sharp visible from the rover. Less «
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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…Read More »
used to make the mosaic were obtained by the rover's Navigation cameras on Aug. 7, 2012 PDT (Aug. 8 EDT). Less «
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Sample Weather Report
This screen grab shows a sample of the kinds of Mars weather reports we will be getting from NASA's Curiosity rover. It is taken from the website http://cab.inta-csic.es/rems/marsweather.html,…Read More »
which will use data from Curiosity's Rover Environmental Monitoring Station. Less «
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"Coronation" Rock on Mars
This mosaic image with a close-up inset, taken prior to the test, shows the rock chosen as the first target for NASA's Curiosity rover to zap with its…Read More »
Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument. ChemCam fired its laser at the fist-sized rock, called "Coronation" (previously “N165”), with the purpose of analyzing the glowing, ionized gas, called plasma, that the laser excites. Image released August 19, 2012. Less «
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First Laser-Tested 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…Read More »
rover. The test took place on August 19, 2012. Less «
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Curiosity's 360-Degree View
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…Read More »
Crater can be seen as a lighter strip along the top right of the image. The base of Mount Sharp can be seen along the top left. This mosaic is made of 26 images, 1,024 by 1,024 pixels, taken late at night on Aug. 7, 2012 PDT (early morning Aug. 8 EDT).