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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some of the targets for the laser and telescopic camera of the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some of the targets for the laser and telescopic camera of the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument.

Autonomous Selection of a Rover's Laser Target on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some of the targets for the laser and telescopic camera of the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam), Navigation Camera (MSL)
ID#: PIA20762
Added: 2016-07-21

Views: 722

Autonomous Selection of a Rover's Laser Target on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover autonomously selects some of the targets for the laser and telescopic camera of the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument.

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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

Views: 5387

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 observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of Noctis Labyrinthus, a highly tectonized region immediately to the west of Valles Marineris. It formed when Mars' crust stretched itself apart.
This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of Noctis Labyrinthus, a highly tectonized region immediately to the west of Valles Marineris. It formed when Mars' crust stretched itself apart.

Dreaming of Graben in the Labyrinth of the Night

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of Noctis Labyrinthus, a highly tectonized region immediately to the west of Valles Marineris. It formed when Mars' crust stretched itself apart.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20740
Added: 2016-06-29

Views: 375

Dreaming of Graben in the Labyrinth of the Night

This observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is of Noctis Labyrinthus, a highly tectonized region immediately to the west of Valles Marineris. It formed when Mars' crust stretched itself apart.

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This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft samples the excellent bedrock exposures north of Terby Crater, which lies on the northern rim of the giant Hellas basin.
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft samples the excellent bedrock exposures north of Terby Crater, which lies on the northern rim of the giant Hellas basin.

Bedrock North of Terby Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft samples the excellent bedrock exposures north of Terby Crater, which lies on the northern rim of the giant Hellas basin.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20737
Added: 2016-06-29

Views: 267

Bedrock North of Terby Crater

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft samples the excellent bedrock exposures north of Terby Crater, which lies on the northern rim of the giant Hellas basin.

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The giant sand dunes in Kaiser Crater, seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, experience gully erosion of the steep slip faces every year in late winter as the sun warms these slopes and seasonal carbon dioxide frost sublimates.
The giant sand dunes in Kaiser Crater, seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, experience gully erosion of the steep slip faces every year in late winter as the sun warms these slopes and seasonal carbon dioxide frost sublimates.

Glowing Gullies in Kaiser Crater Dunes

The giant sand dunes in Kaiser Crater, seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, experience gully erosion of the steep slip faces every year in late winter as the sun warms these slopes and seasonal carbon dioxide frost sublimates.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20736
Added: 2016-06-29

Views: 223

Glowing Gullies in Kaiser Crater Dunes

The giant sand dunes in Kaiser Crater, seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, experience gully erosion of the steep slip faces every year in late winter as the sun warms these slopes and seasonal carbon dioxide frost sublimates.

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The dunes shown here, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, form distinct dots and dashes. The 'dashes' are linear dunes formed by bi-directional winds, which are not traveling parallel to the dune.
The dunes shown here, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, form distinct dots and dashes. The 'dashes' are linear dunes formed by bi-directional winds, which are not traveling parallel to the dune.

Martian Morse Code

The dunes shown here, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, form distinct dots and dashes. The 'dashes' are linear dunes formed by bi-directional winds, which are not traveling parallel to the dune.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20735
Added: 2016-06-29

Views: 550

Martian Morse Code

The dunes shown here, as seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, form distinct dots and dashes. The 'dashes' are linear dunes formed by bi-directional winds, which are not traveling parallel to the dune.

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This scene shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at a location called 'Windjana,' where the rover found rocks containing manganese-oxide minerals.
This scene shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at a location called 'Windjana,' where the rover found rocks containing manganese-oxide minerals.

NASA's Curiosity at Site of Clues About Ancient Oxygen

This scene shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at a location called 'Windjana,' where the rover found rocks containing manganese-oxide minerals.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20752
Added: 2016-06-27

Views: 3562

NASA's Curiosity at Site of Clues About Ancient Oxygen

This scene shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at a location called 'Windjana,' where the rover found rocks containing manganese-oxide minerals.

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This graphic maps locations of the first 14 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle.
This graphic maps locations of the first 14 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle.

Curiosity's First 14 Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars

This graphic maps locations of the first 14 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20748
Added: 2016-06-13

Views: 1250

Curiosity's First 14 Rock or Soil Sampling Sites on Mars

This graphic maps locations of the first 14 sites where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover collected rock or soil samples for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the vehicle.

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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Okoruso' Drill Hole

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20603
Added: 2016-06-13

Views: 919

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Okoruso' Drill Hole

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.

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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Okoruso' Drill Hole

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20602
Added: 2016-06-13

Views: 8297

Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Okoruso' Drill Hole

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at a drilled sample site called 'Okoruso,' on the 'Naukluft Plateau' of lower Mount Sharp.

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By repeated measurements of the concentration of methane in the atmosphere at Gale Crater, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected long-term variation in background levels below one part per billion.
By repeated measurements of the concentration of methane in the atmosphere at Gale Crater, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected long-term variation in background levels below one part per billion.

Methane Background Levels at Gale Crater, Mars

By repeated measurements of the concentration of methane in the atmosphere at Gale Crater, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected long-term variation in background levels below one part per billion.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)
ID#: PIA20601
Added: 2016-05-11

Views: 444

Methane Background Levels at Gale Crater, Mars

By repeated measurements of the concentration of methane in the atmosphere at Gale Crater, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected long-term variation in background levels below one part per billion.

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By monitoring weather throughout two Martian years since landing in Gale Crater in 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has documented seasonal patterns such as shown in these graphs of temperature, water-vapor content and air pressure.
By monitoring weather throughout two Martian years since landing in Gale Crater in 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has documented seasonal patterns such as shown in these graphs of temperature, water-vapor content and air pressure.

Seasonal Cycles in Curiosity's First Two Martian Years

By monitoring weather throughout two Martian years since landing in Gale Crater in 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has documented seasonal patterns such as shown in these graphs of temperature, water-vapor content and air pressure.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS)
ID#: PIA20600
Added: 2016-05-11

Views: 8180

Seasonal Cycles in Curiosity's First Two Martian Years

By monitoring weather throughout two Martian years since landing in Gale Crater in 2012, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has documented seasonal patterns such as shown in these graphs of temperature, water-vapor content and air pressure.

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The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover uses the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover's arm to check the condition of the wheels at routine intervals.
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover uses the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover's arm to check the condition of the wheels at routine intervals.

Routine Inspection of Rover Wheel Wear and Tear

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover uses the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover's arm to check the condition of the wheels at routine intervals.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20334
Added: 2016-04-27

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Routine Inspection of Rover Wheel Wear and Tear

The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover uses the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover's arm to check the condition of the wheels at routine intervals.

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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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The nodule in the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows individual grains of sand and (on the right) laminations from the sandstone deposit in which the nodule formed.
The nodule in the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows individual grains of sand and (on the right) laminations from the sandstone deposit in which the nodule formed.

Sandstone Nodule Beside 'Naukluft Plateau' on Mount Sharp, Mars

The nodule in the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows individual grains of sand and (on the right) laminations from the sandstone deposit in which the nodule formed.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20324
Added: 2016-03-11

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Sandstone Nodule Beside 'Naukluft Plateau' on Mount Sharp, Mars

The nodule in the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows individual grains of sand and (on the right) laminations from the sandstone deposit in which the nodule formed.

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This view from NASA's Curiosity shows nodules exposed in sandstone that is part of the Stimson geological unit on Mount Sharp, Mars. The nodules can be seen to consist of grains of sand cemented together.
This view from NASA's Curiosity shows nodules exposed in sandstone that is part of the Stimson geological unit on Mount Sharp, Mars. The nodules can be seen to consist of grains of sand cemented together.

Nodules of Cemented Sand Grains Within Martian Sandstone

This view from NASA's Curiosity shows nodules exposed in sandstone that is part of the Stimson geological unit on Mount Sharp, Mars. The nodules can be seen to consist of grains of sand cemented together.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20323
Added: 2016-03-11

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Nodules of Cemented Sand Grains Within Martian Sandstone

This view from NASA's Curiosity shows nodules exposed in sandstone that is part of the Stimson geological unit on Mount Sharp, Mars. The nodules can be seen to consist of grains of sand cemented together.

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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

Views: 810

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 map shows the route driven by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from the location where it landed in August 2012 to its location in early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.
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 early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.

New Waypoint, Science Team Newcomers for Curiosity

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 early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)
ID#: PIA20166
Added: 2016-03-11

Views: 680

New Waypoint, Science Team Newcomers for Curiosity

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 early March 2016, approaching a geological waypoint called Naukluft Plateau.

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The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the robotic arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used electric lights at night to illuminate this view of Martian sand grains dumped on the ground after sorting with a sieve.
The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the robotic arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used electric lights at night to illuminate this view of Martian sand grains dumped on the ground after sorting with a sieve.

Night Close-up of Martian Sand Grains

The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the robotic arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used electric lights at night to illuminate this view of Martian sand grains dumped on the ground after sorting with a sieve.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20317
Added: 2016-01-29

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Night Close-up of Martian Sand Grains

The Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the robotic arm of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used electric lights at night to illuminate this view of Martian sand grains dumped on the ground after sorting with a sieve.

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This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at 'Namib Dune,' where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis.
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at 'Namib Dune,' where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis.

Curiosity Self-Portrait at Martian Sand Dune

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at 'Namib Dune,' where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
ID#: PIA20316
Added: 2016-01-29

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Curiosity Self-Portrait at Martian Sand Dune

This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at 'Namib Dune,' where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis.

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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 stereo view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes on Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.
This stereo view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes on Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.

Downwind Side of 'Namib' Sand Dune on Mars, Stereo

This stereo view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes on Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Navigation Camera (MSL)
ID#: PIA20282
Added: 2016-01-04

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Downwind Side of 'Namib' Sand Dune on Mars, Stereo

This stereo view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes on Mars. You need 3-D glasses to view this image.

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This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes field on Mars. As on Earth, the downwind side of an active sand dune has a steep slope called a slip face.
This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes field on Mars. As on Earth, the downwind side of an active sand dune has a steep slope called a slip face.

Slip Face on Downwind Side of 'Namib' Sand Dune on Mars

This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes field on Mars. As on Earth, the downwind side of an active sand dune has a steep slope called a slip face.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Navigation Camera (MSL)
ID#: PIA20281
Added: 2016-01-04

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Slip Face on Downwind Side of 'Namib' Sand Dune on Mars

This view from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken on Dec. 17, 2015, shows the downwind side of a dune about 13 feet high within the Bagnold Dunes field on Mars. As on Earth, the downwind side of an active sand dune has a steep slope called a slip face.

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