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Mars Rover Curiosity Photos: Aug.-Sept. 2012

Curiosity Mars Rover's Close Views Glenelg Features

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This mosaic from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover shows a close-up view looking toward the "Glenelg" area, where three different terrain types come together. Image released Sept. 19, 2012

Curiosity Mars Rover Views Glenelg Features

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This seven-image mosaic from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity rover shows the view looking toward the "Glenelg" area, where three different terrain types come together. Image released on Sept. 19, 2012.

Belly Check for Curiosity

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

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. This image was taken Sept. 9, 2012.

Rover Takes Self Portrait

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

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 cameras, was acquired by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI).

Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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 sol, of operations on the surface (Sept. 7, 2012, PDT or Sept. 8, 2012, UTC).

Portrait of APXS on Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NMMNHS

This image shows the Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) 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 sol, of operations on the surface (Sept. 7, 2012, PDT or Sept. 8, 2012, UTC). APXS can be seen in the middle of the picture.

Lincoln with Mars Sand Grains

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This close-up image shows Martian sand grains that settled on the penny that serves as a calibration target on NASA's Curiosity rover. Image released September 12, 2012.

Mars Rover Curiosity: Wheel-Gazing

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

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 work on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012). In the distance is the lower slope of Mount Sharp.

Calibration Target for Curiosity's Arm Camera

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

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's work on Mars. This image was taken Sept. 9, 2012.

Mars Rover Curiosity's Lucky Penny

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

The penny in this image is part of a camera calibration target on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity. The rover's arm-mounted The Mars Hand Lens Imager took this calibration image on Sept. 9, 2012.

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