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A grid of small polygons on the Martian rock surface near the right edge of this view may have originated as cracks in drying mud more than 3 billion years ago. Multiple images of this view were combined for this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
A grid of small polygons on the Martian rock surface near the right edge of this view may have originated as cracks in drying mud more than 3 billion years ago. Multiple images of this view were combined for this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

Possible Signs of Ancient Drying in Martian Rock

A grid of small polygons on the Martian rock surface near the right edge of this view may have originated as cracks in drying mud more than 3 billion years ago. Multiple images of this view were combined for this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21263
Added: 2017-01-17

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Possible Signs of Ancient Drying in Martian Rock

A grid of small polygons on the Martian rock surface near the right edge of this view may have originated as cracks in drying mud more than 3 billion years ago. Multiple images of this view were combined for this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

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This view of a Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker,' which has a network of cracks that may have originated in drying mud, comes from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
This view of a Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker,' which has a network of cracks that may have originated in drying mud, comes from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

Mars Rover's Mastcam View of Possible Mud Cracks

This view of a Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker,' which has a network of cracks that may have originated in drying mud, comes from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21262
Added: 2017-01-17

Views: 1234

Mars Rover's Mastcam View of Possible Mud Cracks

This view of a Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker,' which has a network of cracks that may have originated in drying mud, comes from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

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The foreground of this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows purple-hued rocks near the rover's late-2016 location on lower Mount Sharp. Variations in color of the rocks hint at the diversity of their composition.
The foreground of this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows purple-hued rocks near the rover's late-2016 location on lower Mount Sharp. Variations in color of the rocks hint at the diversity of their composition.

Color Variations on Mount Sharp, Mars (White Balanced)

The foreground of this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows purple-hued rocks near the rover's late-2016 location on lower Mount Sharp. Variations in color of the rocks hint at the diversity of their composition.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21256
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 779

Color Variations on Mount Sharp, Mars (White Balanced)

The foreground of this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows purple-hued rocks near the rover's late-2016 location on lower Mount Sharp. Variations in color of the rocks hint at the diversity of their composition.

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Examination of a calcium sulfate vein called 'Diyogha' by the Chemical and ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found boron, sodium and chlorine.
Examination of a calcium sulfate vein called 'Diyogha' by the Chemical and ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found boron, sodium and chlorine.

Boron, Sodium and Chlorine in Mineral Vein 'Diyogha,' Mars

Examination of a calcium sulfate vein called 'Diyogha' by the Chemical and ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found boron, sodium and chlorine.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam), Mastcam
ID#: PIA21252
Added: 2016-12-13

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Boron, Sodium and Chlorine in Mineral Vein 'Diyogha,' Mars

Examination of a calcium sulfate vein called 'Diyogha' by the Chemical and ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover found boron, sodium and chlorine.

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This two-part illustration shows the context of the erosion-resistant, raised vein, called 'Catabola,' in an image from NASA's Curiosity's Mast Camera. The highest concentration of boron measured on Mars.
This two-part illustration shows the context of the erosion-resistant, raised vein, called 'Catabola,' in an image from NASA's Curiosity's Mast Camera. The highest concentration of boron measured on Mars.

Boron in Calcium Sulfate Vein at 'Catabola,' Mars

This two-part illustration shows the context of the erosion-resistant, raised vein, called 'Catabola,' in an image from NASA's Curiosity's Mast Camera. The highest concentration of boron measured on Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam), Mastcam
ID#: PIA21251
Added: 2016-12-13

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Boron in Calcium Sulfate Vein at 'Catabola,' Mars

This two-part illustration shows the context of the erosion-resistant, raised vein, called 'Catabola,' in an image from NASA's Curiosity's Mast Camera. The highest concentration of boron measured on Mars.

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The dark, smooth-surfaced object at the center of this Oct. 30, 2016, image from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was examined with laser pulses and confirmed to be an iron-nickel meteorite.
The dark, smooth-surfaced object at the center of this Oct. 30, 2016, image from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was examined with laser pulses and confirmed to be an iron-nickel meteorite.

Curiosity Rover Finds and Examines a Meteorite on Mars

The dark, smooth-surfaced object at the center of this Oct. 30, 2016, image from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was examined with laser pulses and confirmed to be an iron-nickel meteorite.

Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21134
Added: 2016-11-02

Views: 3985

Curiosity Rover Finds and Examines a Meteorite on Mars

The dark, smooth-surfaced object at the center of this Oct. 30, 2016, image from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover was examined with laser pulses and confirmed to be an iron-nickel meteorite.

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The top of the butte in this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is known as 'M9a' in the 'Murray Buttes' area, where individual buttes and mesas were assigned numbers.
The top of the butte in this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is known as 'M9a' in the 'Murray Buttes' area, where individual buttes and mesas were assigned numbers.

Butte 'M9a' in 'Murray Buttes' on Mars

The top of the butte in this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is known as 'M9a' in the 'Murray Buttes' area, where individual buttes and mesas were assigned numbers.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20843
Added: 2016-10-03

Views: 1766

Butte 'M9a' in 'Murray Buttes' on Mars

The top of the butte in this scene from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is known as 'M9a' in the 'Murray Buttes' area, where individual buttes and mesas were assigned numbers.

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This panorama combines sets of images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.
This panorama combines sets of images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.

Cluster of Martian Mesas on Lower Mount Sharp, Sols 1438 and 1439

This panorama combines sets of images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20842
Added: 2016-10-03

Views: 1627

Cluster of Martian Mesas on Lower Mount Sharp, Sols 1438 and 1439

This panorama combines sets of images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the 'Murray Buttes' area on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.

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The two prominent mesas in this view of Mars' 'Murray Buttes' region from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover are about 260 feet (about 80 meters) apart. Upper Mount Sharp is the salmon-hued mound dominating the horizon between the scene's two prominent mesas.
The two prominent mesas in this view of Mars' 'Murray Buttes' region from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover are about 260 feet (about 80 meters) apart. Upper Mount Sharp is the salmon-hued mound dominating the horizon between the scene's two prominent mesas.

Martian Mesas in 'Murray Buttes' Area, Sol 1434

The two prominent mesas in this view of Mars' 'Murray Buttes' region from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover are about 260 feet (about 80 meters) apart. Upper Mount Sharp is the salmon-hued mound dominating the horizon between the scene's two prominent mesas.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20841
Added: 2016-10-03

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Martian Mesas in 'Murray Buttes' Area, Sol 1434

The two prominent mesas in this view of Mars' 'Murray Buttes' region from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover are about 260 feet (about 80 meters) apart. Upper Mount Sharp is the salmon-hued mound dominating the horizon between the scene's two prominent mesas.

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This 360-degree panorama was acquired NASA's Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by any Mars rover.
This 360-degree panorama was acquired NASA's Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by any Mars rover.

Rover's Panorama Taken Amid 'Murray Buttes' on Mars

This 360-degree panorama was acquired NASA's Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by any Mars rover.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20840
Added: 2016-10-03

Views: 3143

Rover's Panorama Taken Amid 'Murray Buttes' on Mars

This 360-degree panorama was acquired NASA's Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by any Mars rover.

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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a hillside outcrop with layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.
This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a hillside outcrop with layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 5)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a hillside outcrop with layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21045
Added: 2016-09-09

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Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 5)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a hillside outcrop with layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an outcrop with finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.
This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an outcrop with finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 4)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an outcrop with finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21044
Added: 2016-09-09

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Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 4)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows an outcrop with finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.
This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 3)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21043
Added: 2016-09-09

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Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 3)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows finely layered rocks within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows sloping buttes and layered outcrops within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.
This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows sloping buttes and layered outcrops within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 2)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows sloping buttes and layered outcrops within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21042
Added: 2016-09-09

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Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 2)

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows sloping buttes and layered outcrops within the 'Murray Buttes' region on lower Mount Sharp.

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The rim of Gale Crater is visible in the distance, through the dusty haze, in this view of NASA's Curiosity rover of a sloping hillside on Mount Sharp.
The rim of Gale Crater is visible in the distance, through the dusty haze, in this view of NASA's Curiosity rover of a sloping hillside on Mount Sharp.

Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 1)

The rim of Gale Crater is visible in the distance, through the dusty haze, in this view of NASA's Curiosity rover of a sloping hillside on Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA21041
Added: 2016-09-09

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Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 1)

The rim of Gale Crater is visible in the distance, through the dusty haze, in this view of NASA's Curiosity rover of a sloping hillside on Mount Sharp.

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The rock in the foreground at right in this 3D scene is informally named 'Balombo.' The group of boulders is at a site called 'Bimbe.' NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows boulders composed of pebble-size and larger rock fragments.
The rock in the foreground at right in this 3D scene is informally named 'Balombo.' The group of boulders is at a site called 'Bimbe.' NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows boulders composed of pebble-size and larger rock fragments.

Breccia-Conglomerate Rocks on Lower Mount Sharp, Mars (Stereo)

The rock in the foreground at right in this 3D scene is informally named 'Balombo.' The group of boulders is at a site called 'Bimbe.' NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows boulders composed of pebble-size and larger rock fragments.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20836
Added: 2016-08-19

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Breccia-Conglomerate Rocks on Lower Mount Sharp, Mars (Stereo)

The rock in the foreground at right in this 3D scene is informally named 'Balombo.' The group of boulders is at a site called 'Bimbe.' NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows boulders composed of pebble-size and larger rock fragments.

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This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp.
This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp.

Rover's Panorama of Entrance to 'Murray Buttes' on Mars

This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20765
Added: 2016-08-19

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Rover's Panorama of Entrance to 'Murray Buttes' on Mars

This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called 'Murray Buttes' on lower Mount Sharp.

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Two sizes of wind-sculpted ripples are evident in this view from NASA's Curiosity of the top surface of 'Namib Dune' in the Bagnold Dune Field. The larger ripples are a type not seen on Earth nor previously recognized as a distinct type on Mars.
Two sizes of wind-sculpted ripples are evident in this view from NASA's Curiosity of the top surface of 'Namib Dune' in the Bagnold Dune Field. The larger ripples are a type not seen on Earth nor previously recognized as a distinct type on Mars.

Two Sizes of Ripples on Surface of Martian Sand Dune

Two sizes of wind-sculpted ripples are evident in this view from NASA's Curiosity of the top surface of 'Namib Dune' in the Bagnold Dune Field. The larger ripples are a type not seen on Earth nor previously recognized as a distinct type on Mars.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20755
Added: 2016-06-30

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Two Sizes of Ripples on Surface of Martian Sand Dune

Two sizes of wind-sculpted ripples are evident in this view from NASA's Curiosity of the top surface of 'Namib Dune' in the Bagnold Dune Field. The larger ripples are a type not seen on Earth nor previously recognized as a distinct type on Mars.

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This early-morning view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers a field of view of about 130 degrees of the inner wall of Gale Crater. The rover's location was on the
This early-morning view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers a field of view of about 130 degrees of the inner wall of Gale Crater. The rover's location was on the

Northern Portion of Gale Crater Rim Viewed from 'Naukluft Plateau'

This early-morning view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers a field of view of about 130 degrees of the inner wall of Gale Crater. The rover's location was on the

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20333
Added: 2016-04-27

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Northern Portion of Gale Crater Rim Viewed from 'Naukluft Plateau'

This early-morning view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers a field of view of about 130 degrees of the inner wall of Gale Crater. The rover's location was on the "Naukluft Plateau" of lower Mount Sharp.

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This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse inside Gale Crater.
This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse inside Gale Crater.

Full-Circle Vista from 'Naukluft Plateau' on Mars

This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse inside Gale Crater.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20332
Added: 2016-04-27

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Full-Circle Vista from 'Naukluft Plateau' on Mars

This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse inside Gale Crater.

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Patches of Martian sandstone visible in this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have a knobbly texture due to nodules apparently more resistant to erosion than the host rock in which some are still embedded.
Patches of Martian sandstone visible in this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have a knobbly texture due to nodules apparently more resistant to erosion than the host rock in which some are still embedded.

Knobbly Textured Sandstone on Mount Sharp, Mars

Patches of Martian sandstone visible in this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have a knobbly texture due to nodules apparently more resistant to erosion than the host rock in which some are still embedded.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20322
Added: 2016-03-11

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Knobbly Textured Sandstone on Mount Sharp, Mars

Patches of Martian sandstone visible in this view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have a knobbly texture due to nodules apparently more resistant to erosion than the host rock in which some are still embedded.

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This view from NASA's Curiosity rover of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune' on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the dark-sand 'Bagnold Dunes' field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.
This view from NASA's Curiosity rover of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune' on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the dark-sand 'Bagnold Dunes' field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.

Full-Circle Panorama Beside 'Namib Dune' on Mars

This view from NASA's Curiosity rover of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune' on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the dark-sand 'Bagnold Dunes' field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20284
Added: 2016-01-04

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Full-Circle Panorama Beside 'Namib Dune' on Mars

This view from NASA's Curiosity rover of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune' on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the dark-sand 'Bagnold Dunes' field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.

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Combining multiple images, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals fine details of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune.' Sand on this face of the dark dune has cascaded down a slope of about 26 to 28 degrees.
Combining multiple images, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals fine details of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune.' Sand on this face of the dark dune has cascaded down a slope of about 26 to 28 degrees.

Mastcam Telephoto of a Martian Dune's Downwind Face

Combining multiple images, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals fine details of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune.' Sand on this face of the dark dune has cascaded down a slope of about 26 to 28 degrees.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20283
Added: 2016-01-04

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Mastcam Telephoto of a Martian Dune's Downwind Face

Combining multiple images, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals fine details of the downwind face of 'Namib Dune.' Sand on this face of the dark dune has cascaded down a slope of about 26 to 28 degrees.

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This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers an area in 'Bridger Basin' that includes the locations where the rover drilled a target called 'Big Sky' on the mission's Sol 1119 (Sept. 29, 2015).
This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers an area in 'Bridger Basin' that includes the locations where the rover drilled a target called 'Big Sky' on the mission's Sol 1119 (Sept. 29, 2015).

'Big Sky' and 'Greenhorn' Drilling Area on Mount Sharp

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers an area in 'Bridger Basin' that includes the locations where the rover drilled a target called 'Big Sky' on the mission's Sol 1119 (Sept. 29, 2015).

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20270
Added: 2015-12-17

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'Big Sky' and 'Greenhorn' Drilling Area on Mount Sharp

This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover covers an area in 'Bridger Basin' that includes the locations where the rover drilled a target called 'Big Sky' on the mission's Sol 1119 (Sept. 29, 2015).

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This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals details of a bedrock discoloration pattern at a site between 'Marias Pass' and 'Bridger Basin.' The discoloration is not associated with individual layers.
This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals details of a bedrock discoloration pattern at a site between 'Marias Pass' and 'Bridger Basin.' The discoloration is not associated with individual layers.

Detail of Discoloration Pattern Seen by Curiosity

This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals details of a bedrock discoloration pattern at a site between 'Marias Pass' and 'Bridger Basin.' The discoloration is not associated with individual layers.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mastcam
ID#: PIA20269
Added: 2015-12-17

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Detail of Discoloration Pattern Seen by Curiosity

This image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover reveals details of a bedrock discoloration pattern at a site between 'Marias Pass' and 'Bridger Basin.' The discoloration is not associated with individual layers.

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