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

Crystals May Have Formed in Drying Martian Lake

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Curiosity Mars rover obtained this magnified view of a Martian rock target called "Mojave," containing lozenge-shaped crystals. Image released Dec. 8, 2014.

Bedding Pattern Interpreted as Martian Delta Deposition

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover sees this view to the south at the Kimberley waypoint. Multiple sandstone beds in the foreground display systematic inclination possibly indicating progressive build-out of the sediments toward Mount Sharp.

Mars Target Area 'Alexander Hills'

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover approached a swath of bedrock called "Alexander Hills," in order to make close-up inspection of selected targets. The component exposures for this mosaic were taken on Nov. 23, 2014.

Thigh Bone on Mars? No, Just a Rock

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has photographed a strange rock that, while it may look like a femur bone, is still just another rock on the Martian surface, despite some claims. Read the Full Story Here.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is snapping amazing photos of the Red Planet and blazing a trail of discoveries. See more amazing Mars photos by Curiosity in this Space.com gallery.

'Pink Cliffs' Resist Erosion on Mars

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A small ridge on Mars, about 3 feet (1 meter) in length, appears to resist wind erosion more than the flatter plates around it. Curiosity rover's obtained the images in this mosaic on Oct. 7, 2014.

Fine-Grained Rock at Base of Martian Mount Sharp

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A patch of Martian bedrock, about 2 feet (70 centimeters) across appears to consist of finely layered rock with some pea-size inclusions. NASA's Curiosity Mars rover acquired this view on Nov. 9, 2014.

Ripple's Interior Exposed by Curioisty Rover's Wheel

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A wheel track deliberately cuts through a windblown ripple of dusty sand in this composite image taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Nov. 7, 2014.

Ripples Next to 'Pahrump Hills' Outcrop at Base of Mount Sharp on Mars

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Curiosity's Mars rover looked northeast from the lower edge of the pale "Pahrump Hills" outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp on Nov. 13, 2014. Wind-shaped ripples of sand and dust are visible in the middle distance.

Iron Meteorite on Mars Found by Curiosity

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A view of Curiosity's first meteorite discovery on Mars. These iron meteorites, called Lebanon (larger rock) and Lebanon B (smaller rock in foreground) were discovered by Curiosity on May 25, 2014. The larger Lebanon rock is nearly 7 feet (2 meters) wide. NASA released this photo on July 15, 2014. Read the Full Story Here.

Meteorites Seen by Mars Rover Curiosity

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The first three meteorites discovered by NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars can be seen in this navigational camera photo captured on May 25, 2014. The larger meteorite in the foreground, called Lebanon, is about 7 feet (2 meters) wide. Behind Lebanon is another meteorite of about the same size. A third meteorite, called Lebanon B, is smaller and sits near its Lebanon parent. All three meteorites are made of iron. Read the Full Story Here.

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