The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took two images of the larger of Mars' two moons, Phobos, within 10 minutes of each other on March 23, 2008. This is the first.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Rover spied these spider-like formations, likely caused as carbon dioxide ice changes from a solid to a gas; the gas moves through channels until it reaches the surface and vents out.
Anaglyph of the Basal Scarp of Olympus Mons Volcano
This anaglyph from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the Solar System. Constructed of lava flows, many aspects of this titanic volcano remain puzzling. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
Ada Crater is a fresh (recently-formed) impact crater formed close to the southern edge of Meridiani Planum, far to the southeast of NASA's Opportunity rover. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
Curiosity Rover's Traverse, August through November 2012
This map shows where NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has driven since landing at a site subsequently named 'Bradbury Landing,' and traveling to an overlook position near beside 'Point Lake,' in drives totaling 1,703 feet (519 meters).
This close-up view shows Curiosity's heat shield, which helped the rover survive the harrowing journey through the Martian atmosphere, on the surface of Mars. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after landing.
This close-up view shows the rover Curiosity's parachute and back shell strewn across the surface of Mars. The image was captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter about 24 hours after the parachute helped guide the rover to the surface.
Material Excavated by a Fresh Impact and Identified as Water Ice
The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, an instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, obtained information confirming material excavated by a fresh impact and Identified as water ice.
NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). Curiosity and its parachute are in the center of the white box.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Nili Fossae region of Mars, one of the largest exposures of clay minerals, and a prime candidate landing site for Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity.
This image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveals meter-scale (yard-scale) surface textures of mesas and knobs in the Aureum Chaos region of Mars. Aureum Chaos is a wide region of plateaus, mesas, and knobs.
This color-enhanced view, taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead, shows the terrain around the Curiosity's landing site within Gale Crater on Mars. The rover is seen as the circular object.
NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). Curiosity and its parachute are in the small white box at center.