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

Curiosity Mars Rover Low-Angle Self-Portrait

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Curiosity Mars rover took a low-angle self-portrait on Aug. 5, 2015, above the "Buckskin" rock target in the "Marias Pass" area of lower Mount Sharp. Image released Aug. 19, 2015.

Curiosity Mars Rover DAN Observations

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Russian Space Research Institute

Mars rover Curiosity's DAN instrument for measuring hydration levels in the ground detected an unusually high amount at a site near "Marias Pass," prompting several passes over the area to map the hydrogen amounts. Image released Aug. 19, 2015.

Test Rover Practices Taking Self-Portrait

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

A test rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California conducts advance testing of arm positions and camera pointings so that Curiosity Mars rover can take a self-portrait. Image released Aug. 19, 2015.

Curiosity Rover's Sample of Powdered Rock

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill from the Yellowknife study site. Curiosity used its Mastcam on Sol 193 (Feb. 20, 2013) of its mission to capture this photo.

Curiosity Rover View of Mineral Veins

NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS

This March 18, 2015, view from the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a network of two-tone mineral veins at an area called "Garden City" on lower Mount Sharp.

Curiosity Close-up of 'Garden City' Mineral Veins

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This image, taken by the Curiosity rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager on Mars 25, 2015, is a close-up of a two-tone mineral vein at the Garden City site in the lower reaches of Mount Sharp.

Curiosity Rover's Progress Toward Mars Marathon, Sol 3948

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

This map shows the route NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has taken, as it approaches a driving distance equivalent to a marathon footrace. Image released March 5, 2015.

Curiosity's Arm on Sol 915

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover held its arm in the same position for several days after a transient short circuit triggered onboard fault-protection programming to halt arm activities on Feb. 27, 2015.

Curiosity Rover Drills Hole at Telegraph Peak

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled this sample-collecting hole into a rock called Telegraph Peak on Feb. 24, 2015.

Mars Rover Curiosity at Telegraph Peak

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This raw-color image captured by the Mars rover Curiosity's Mastcam shows the robot's drill just after finishing a drilling operation at an outcrop called Telegraph Peak on Feb. 24, 2015.

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