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

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Inspects Drill Site

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has driven within robotic-arm's reach of the sandstone slab at the center of this April 23 view from the rover's Mast Camera. The rover team plans to have Curiosity examine a target patch on the rock, called "Windjana," to aid a decision about whether to drill there.

Curiosity Mars Rover Beside Sandstone Target 'Windjana'

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This image from the Navigation Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a sandstone slab on which the rover team has selected a target, "Windjana," for close-up examination. The target is on the approximately 2-foot-wide rock seen in the right half of this April 23, 2014, view.

Curiosity Asteroid Photo

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M

NASA's Curiosity rover snapped an image of the asteroids Ceres and Vesta while taking a shot of the Martian moon Deimos on April 20, 2014 PDT. In other images from that photo session, Curiosity also captured Mars' other moon, Phobos, and the planets Jupiter and Saturn. [Read the Full Story Here]

Ceres and Vesta from Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Texas A&M

The brightest object in this image, taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, is the Martian moon Deimos. The asteroids Ceres and Vesta appear as short faint streaks in the upper half of the image, which marks the first time that asteroids have been photographed from the Martian surface. [Read the Full Story Here]

Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and tracks from its driving are visible in this view from orbit, acquired on April 11, 2014, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is near the largest butte in the lower left quadrant of the image, at about a two o'clock position relative to the butte. It appears bright blue in the exaggerated color of this image. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo Here]

Stereo View of Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and tracks from its driving are visible in this view combining information from three observations by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The image appears three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left. Image obtained April 11, 2014. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo Here]

'Mount Remarkable' and Surrounding Outcrops at Mars Rover's Waypoint

NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its Navigation Camera (Navcam) to record this scene of a butte called "Mount Remarkable" and surrounding outcrops at a waypoint called "the Kimberley" inside Gale Crater. The butte stands about 16 feet (5 meters) high. Image added April 16, 2014. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo Here]

Curiosity's View From Arrival Point at 'The Kimberley' Waypoint

NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of various rock types at waypoint called "the Kimberley" shortly after arriving at the location on April 2, 2014. The site offers a diversity of rock types exposed close together in a decipherable geological relationship to each other. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo Here]

Day Before Curiosity's Final Approach Drive to 'the Kimberley' Waypoint

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was taken the day before the rover's final approach drive to "the Kimberley" waypoint, selected months ago as the location for the mission's next major investigations. It combines several frames taken by the Navigation Camera on April 1, 2014. [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo Here]

Curiosity Mars Rover's Route from Landing to 'The Kimberley' Waypoint

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the "Bradbury Landing" location where it landed in August 2012 (the start of the line in upper right) to a major waypoint called "the Kimberley." [Read the Full Story Behind this Photo Here]

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