Stereo View of Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and its tracks are visible in this view combining information from three observations by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
Curiosity and Rover Tracks at 'the Kimberley,' April 2014
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.
This pair of before (left) and after (right) images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter documents formation of a new channel on a Martian slope between 2010 and 2013, likely resulting from activity of carbon-dioxide frost.
Especially bright patches, bluish in enhanced color, are due to seasonal frost that is accumulating as this hemisphere approaches winter. This image of a sand dune field in a Southern highlands crater was acquired by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A bright ice cap of frozen water covers the North Pole of Mars as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. In winter, thin coverings of carbon dioxide and water frost covers this area and frosts finally disappear at end of the Martian spring season.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' northern-most sand dunes beginning to emerge from their winter cover of seasonal carbon dioxide (dry) ice. Dark, bare south-facing slopes are soaking up the warmth of the sun.
This impact crater in the region of Mars called Libya Montes, observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows typical gullies with alcoves at the top, channels, and depositional fans at the bottom.
The crater in the center of this HiRISE image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is unusual because there is a wide, flat bench, or terrace, between the outer rim and the inner section, making it appear somewhat like a bullseye.
This dramatic image observed by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark rippled bodies of sand, sometimes in the form of dunes, streaming through Ganges Chasma. The floor of the canyon is covered by hills and mesas.
Opportunity Rover on 'Murray Ridge' Seen From Orbit
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught this view of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on Feb. 14, 2014. The red arrow points to Opportunity at the center of the image. Blue arrows point to tracks left by the rover in October 2013.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter saw the saddle between two valleys named Dingo Gap-in Gale Crater-where the rover Curiosity just traversed. The gap is spanned by a single dune visible both from the ground and from orbit.
One of the great strengths of the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is that its high resolution can help resolve interesting questions. Here, is the platy flow material younger than the yardang-forming material?
Color-Coded Clues to Composition Superimposed on Martian Seasonal-Flow Image
This image from NASA's Mar Reconnaissance Orbiter combines a photograph of seasonal dark flows on a Martian slope at Palikir Crater with a grid of colors based on data collected by a mineral-mapping spectrometer observing the same area.
Dark, seasonal flows emanate from bedrock exposures at Palikir Crater on Mars in this image from the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. These dark, warm-season flows are called 'recurring slope lineae' or RSL.
In an area like Russell Crater, very ancient impact crater, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter can follow changes in the terrain by comparing images taken at different times. Frost (carbon dioxide ice) is seen in this image.
Traverse Map for Mars Rover Curiosity as of Jan. 26, 2014
This map shows the route that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove inside Gale Crater from its landing in August 2013 through Jan. 26, 2004. The rover is approaching a gap between two low scarps, 'Dingo Gap.'
The gold line on this image shows NASA's Opportunity's route from the landing site, in upper left, to the area it is investigating on the western rim of Endeavour Crater as of the rover's 10th anniversary on Mars, in Earth years.