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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

Views: 780

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: 1268

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 network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker' may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view combines three images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Dec. 31, 2016.
The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker' may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view combines three images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Dec. 31, 2016.

Possible Mud Cracks Preserved in Martian Rock

The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker' may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view combines three images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Dec. 31, 2016.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA21261
Added: 2017-01-17

Views: 1685

Possible Mud Cracks Preserved in Martian Rock

The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called 'Old Soaker' may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view combines three images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Dec. 31, 2016.

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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: 800

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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This graphic illustration shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in Gale Crater, near the Red Planet's equator.
This graphic illustration shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in Gale Crater, near the Red Planet's equator.

Now and Long Ago at Gale Crater, Mars (Illustration)

This graphic illustration shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in Gale Crater, near the Red Planet's equator.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
ID#: PIA21255
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 1026

Now and Long Ago at Gale Crater, Mars (Illustration)

This graphic illustration shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in Gale Crater, near the Red Planet's equator.

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This graphic maps locations of the sites where NASA's Curiosity collected its first 19 rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 15 rock-powder samples were acquired.
This graphic maps locations of the sites where NASA's Curiosity collected its first 19 rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 15 rock-powder samples were acquired.

Curiosity's Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars, Through November 2016

This graphic maps locations of the sites where NASA's Curiosity collected its first 19 rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 15 rock-powder samples were acquired.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA21254
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 317

Curiosity's Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars, Through November 2016

This graphic maps locations of the sites where NASA's Curiosity collected its first 19 rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 15 rock-powder samples were acquired.

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This graphic portrays two hypotheses about how the element boron ended up in calcium sulfate veins found within mudstone layers of the Murray formation on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.
This graphic portrays two hypotheses about how the element boron ended up in calcium sulfate veins found within mudstone layers of the Murray formation on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.

Two Possible Ways Boron Got into Veins on Mount Sharp

This graphic portrays two hypotheses about how the element boron ended up in calcium sulfate veins found within mudstone layers of the Murray formation on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ID#: PIA21253
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 163

Two Possible Ways Boron Got into Veins on Mount Sharp

This graphic portrays two hypotheses about how the element boron ended up in calcium sulfate veins found within mudstone layers of the Murray formation on Mars' lower Mount Sharp.

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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

Views: 171

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

Views: 185

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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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (blue line) and locations where the rover's ChemCam instrument detected the element boron (dots, colored by abundance of boron according to the key at right).
This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (blue line) and locations where the rover's ChemCam instrument detected the element boron (dots, colored by abundance of boron according to the key at right).

Where's Boron? Mars Rover Detects It

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (blue line) and locations where the rover's ChemCam instrument detected the element boron (dots, colored by abundance of boron according to the key at right).

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam), High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA21150
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 184

Where's Boron? Mars Rover Detects It

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover (blue line) and locations where the rover's ChemCam instrument detected the element boron (dots, colored by abundance of boron according to the key at right).

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This graphic shows proportions of minerals identified in mudstone exposures at the 'Yellowknife Bay' location where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover first analyzed bedrock, in 2013, and at the 'Murray Buttes' area investigated in 2016.
This graphic shows proportions of minerals identified in mudstone exposures at the 'Yellowknife Bay' location where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover first analyzed bedrock, in 2013, and at the 'Murray Buttes' area investigated in 2016.

Mineral Content Comparison at Two Gale Crater Sites

This graphic shows proportions of minerals identified in mudstone exposures at the 'Yellowknife Bay' location where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover first analyzed bedrock, in 2013, and at the 'Murray Buttes' area investigated in 2016.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Chemistry & Mineralogy (CheMin)
ID#: PIA21149
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 131

Mineral Content Comparison at Two Gale Crater Sites

This graphic shows proportions of minerals identified in mudstone exposures at the 'Yellowknife Bay' location where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover first analyzed bedrock, in 2013, and at the 'Murray Buttes' area investigated in 2016.

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This diagram illustrates how the dimensions of clay minerals' crystal structure are affected by which ions are present in the composition of the mineral. Different clay minerals were identified this way at two sites, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes'
This diagram illustrates how the dimensions of clay minerals' crystal structure are affected by which ions are present in the composition of the mineral. Different clay minerals were identified this way at two sites, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes'

Clay Mineral Crystal Structure Tied to Composition

This diagram illustrates how the dimensions of clay minerals' crystal structure are affected by which ions are present in the composition of the mineral. Different clay minerals were identified this way at two sites, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes'

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Chemistry & Mineralogy (CheMin)
ID#: PIA21148
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 134

Clay Mineral Crystal Structure Tied to Composition

This diagram illustrates how the dimensions of clay minerals' crystal structure are affected by which ions are present in the composition of the mineral. Different clay minerals were identified this way at two sites, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes'

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Data graphed here from the CheMin instrument on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover show a difference between clay minerals in powder drilled from mudstone outcrops at two locations, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes' in Mars' Gale Crater.
Data graphed here from the CheMin instrument on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover show a difference between clay minerals in powder drilled from mudstone outcrops at two locations, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes' in Mars' Gale Crater.

Detecting a Difference in Clay Minerals at Two Gale Crater Sites

Data graphed here from the CheMin instrument on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover show a difference between clay minerals in powder drilled from mudstone outcrops at two locations, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes' in Mars' Gale Crater.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Chemistry & Mineralogy (CheMin)
ID#: PIA21147
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 116

Detecting a Difference in Clay Minerals at Two Gale Crater Sites

Data graphed here from the CheMin instrument on NASA's Mars Curiosity rover show a difference between clay minerals in powder drilled from mudstone outcrops at two locations, 'Yellowknife Bay' and 'Murray Buttes' in Mars' Gale Crater.

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This series of pie charts shows similarities and differences in the mineral compositions of mudstones at 10 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock-powder samples and analyzed them with the rover's Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument.
This series of pie charts shows similarities and differences in the mineral compositions of mudstones at 10 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock-powder samples and analyzed them with the rover's Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument.

Mudstone Mineralogy from Curiosity's CheMin, 2013 to 2016

This series of pie charts shows similarities and differences in the mineral compositions of mudstones at 10 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock-powder samples and analyzed them with the rover's Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: Chemistry & Mineralogy (CheMin)
ID#: PIA21146
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 143

Mudstone Mineralogy from Curiosity's CheMin, 2013 to 2016

This series of pie charts shows similarities and differences in the mineral compositions of mudstones at 10 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock-powder samples and analyzed them with the rover's Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument.

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This graphic depicts aspects of the driving distance, elevation, geological units and time intervals of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission, as of late 2016.
This graphic depicts aspects of the driving distance, elevation, geological units and time intervals of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission, as of late 2016.

Curiosity Rover's Martian Mission, Exaggerated Cross Section

This graphic depicts aspects of the driving distance, elevation, geological units and time intervals of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission, as of late 2016.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
ID#: PIA21145
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 135

Curiosity Rover's Martian Mission, Exaggerated Cross Section

This graphic depicts aspects of the driving distance, elevation, geological units and time intervals of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission, as of late 2016.

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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in December 2016, which is in the upper half of a geological unit called the Murray formation, on lower Mount Sharp.
This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in December 2016, which is in the upper half of a geological unit called the Murray formation, on lower Mount Sharp.

Late 2016 Map of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Mission

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in December 2016, which is in the upper half of a geological unit called the Murray formation, on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA21144
Added: 2016-12-13

Views: 175

Late 2016 Map of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Mission

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in December 2016, which is in the upper half of a geological unit called the Murray formation, on lower Mount Sharp.

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This Dec. 2, 2016, view from the Navcam on the mast of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows rocky ground within view while the rover was working at an intended drilling site called 'Precipice' on lower Mount Sharp.
This Dec. 2, 2016, view from the Navcam on the mast of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows rocky ground within view while the rover was working at an intended drilling site called 'Precipice' on lower Mount Sharp.

Martian Terrain Near Curiosity's 'Precipice' Target

This Dec. 2, 2016, view from the Navcam on the mast of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows rocky ground within view while the rover was working at an intended drilling site called 'Precipice' on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Navigation Camera (MSL)
ID#: PIA21140
Added: 2016-12-05

Views: 710

Martian Terrain Near Curiosity's 'Precipice' Target

This Dec. 2, 2016, view from the Navcam on the mast of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover shows rocky ground within view while the rover was working at an intended drilling site called 'Precipice' on lower Mount Sharp.

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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

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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 dark, golf-ball-size object in this composite, colorized view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a grid of shiny dots where ChemCam had fired laser pulses used for determining the chemical elements in the target's composition.
The dark, golf-ball-size object in this composite, colorized view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a grid of shiny dots where ChemCam had fired laser pulses used for determining the chemical elements in the target's composition.

Iron-Nickel Meteorite Zapped by Mars Rover's Laser

The dark, golf-ball-size object in this composite, colorized view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a grid of shiny dots where ChemCam had fired laser pulses used for determining the chemical elements in the target's composition.

Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam)
ID#: PIA21133
Added: 2016-11-02

Views: 1945

Iron-Nickel Meteorite Zapped by Mars Rover's Laser

The dark, golf-ball-size object in this composite, colorized view from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a grid of shiny dots where ChemCam had fired laser pulses used for determining the chemical elements in the target's composition.

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This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in September 2016 at 'Murray Buttes', and the path planned for reaching destination at lower Mount Sharp.
This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in September 2016 at 'Murray Buttes', and the path planned for reaching destination at lower Mount Sharp.

Curiosity Destinations for Second Extended Mission

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in September 2016 at 'Murray Buttes', and the path planned for reaching destination at lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20846
Added: 2016-10-03

Views: 2182

Curiosity Destinations for Second Extended Mission

This map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in September 2016 at 'Murray Buttes', and the path planned for reaching destination at lower Mount Sharp.

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This graphic maps the first 16 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 14 rock-powder samples were acquired.
This graphic maps the first 16 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 14 rock-powder samples were acquired.

Curiosity's First 16 Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars

This graphic maps the first 16 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 14 rock-powder samples were acquired.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20845
Added: 2016-10-03

Views: 973

Curiosity's First 16 Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars

This graphic maps the first 16 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle. It also presents images of the drilled holes where 14 rock-powder samples were acquired.

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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the 'Quela' drilling location in the 'Murray Buttes' area on lower Mount Sharp.
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the 'Quela' drilling location in the 'Murray Buttes' area on lower Mount Sharp.

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Murray Buttes'

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the 'Quela' drilling location in the 'Murray Buttes' area on lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20844
Added: 2016-10-03

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Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Murray Buttes'

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the 'Quela' drilling location in the 'Murray Buttes' area on lower Mount Sharp.

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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: 1790

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: 1651

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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