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Amazing Mars Photos by NASA's Curiosity Rover (Latest Images)

Naukluft Plateau on Mars


This 360-degree panorama from the Mastcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the rugged surface of "Naukluft Plateau" plus upper Mount Sharp at right and part of the rim of Gale Crater. Read the full story behind this photo.

Mars Rover Curiosity Studies Rock Target 'Marimba'


NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this photo on Aug. 2, 2016, during its close-up investigation of a rock target called "Marimba" on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp.

Mars Rover Curiosity's Sample-Collection Sites


Graphic showing locations of the first 14 sites where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity collected rock or soil samples for analysis.

Curiosity Spent Christmas in "Grandma's House"


Curiosity spent its first Christmas on Mars on "Grandma's House," a previously unexplored part of Yellowknife Bay in the Gale Crater. Image taken Dec. 12, 2012.

Two Years on Mars: Curiosity Infogrpahic


NASA's Curiosity rover has completed two Martian years on the Red Planet, documenting seasonal patterns at its Gale Crater home since landing in 2012.

Is that a Spoon on Mars? No.


Among the amazing Mars images by Curiosity are some head-scratchers like this one. Here, we've circled a spoon-shaped rock spotted by Curiosity on Aug. 30, 2015. Read the full story here.

See more amazing Mars photos by the Curiosity rover in this gallery.

Raw Image: Spoon on Mars


This image is the raw photo from the Mars rover Curiosity showing a weird spoon-shaped rock jutting out from an outcrop. Read the full story here.

A Selfie on Mars


The rover captures an stunning selfie while drilling at a site known as Pahrump Hills. Read the Full Story Behind the Photo.

Curiosity Mars Rover Self-Portrait on Aug. 5, 2015


NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drilled into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp as seen in a self-portrait which combined several images taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on Aug. 5, 2015. Image released Aug. 19, 2015.

Curiosity Mars Rover Stereographic Projection


NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has taken a self-portrait at a drilling site called "Buckskin." Here the image is presented as a stereographic projection, which shows the horizon as a circle. Image released Aug. 19, 2015.

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