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

Curiosity Rover Sample Hole in Mojave 2 Target

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The sample hole created by NASA's Curiosity rover in the Mojave 2 target can be seen in this image.

Mars Curiosity Rover Robot

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Robots exploring other worlds, such as the Mars Curiosity rover, require some autonomy as the controllers are stuck on Earth.

Possible Methane Sources and Sinks

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SAM-GSFC/Univ. of Michigan

This diagram depicts potential means by which methane might incorporate into Mars' atmosphere (sources) and disappear from the atmosphere (sinks). Image released Dec. 16, 2014. [Read Curiosity Rover Finds Methane on Mars: What It Could Mean for Life.]

'Cumberland' Target Drilled by Curiosity

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled a circular hole into this rock target, "Cumberland," on May 19, 2013. [Read Curiosity Rover Finds Methane on Mars: What It Could Mean for Life.]

Curiosity Photo of 'Whale Rock' on Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This strange formation has been dubbed "Whale Rock" by scientists and reveals a detailed view of crossbedding, signs that Curiosity's Gale Crater landing site was once a vast lake. Read the Full Story.

Curiosity Mars Rover's Route

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from its landing spot in August 2012 to the "Pahrump Hills" outcrop, part of Mount Sharp on Nov. 23, 2014. Image released Dec. 8, 2014.

Simulated View of Gale Crater Lake on Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS

This artist's illustration shows a lake of water partially filling Gale Crater on Mars. Image released Dec. 8, 2014.

'Mount Sharp' Inside Gale Crater, Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/MSSS

Mount Sharp lies within Gale Crater on Mars. Image released March 28, 2012.

Martian Sandstone Beds Near 'Kimberley'

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the view just north of the "Kimberley" waypoint where beds of sandstone incline to the southwest toward Mount Sharp and away from the Gale Crater rim. Image released Dec. 8, 2014.

Sedimentary Signs of a Martian Lakebed

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover saw a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit close to a location where flowing water entered a lake. Image released Dec. 8, 2014.

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