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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

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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: 1638

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory suite inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has measured the isotope ratios of xenon and krypton in Mars' atmosphere and can explain why they are more abundant in the Martian atmosphere than expected.
NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory suite inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has measured the isotope ratios of xenon and krypton in Mars' atmosphere and can explain why they are more abundant in the Martian atmosphere than expected.

Isotopic Clues to Mars' Crust-Atmosphere Interactions

NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory suite inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has measured the isotope ratios of xenon and krypton in Mars' atmosphere and can explain why they are more abundant in the Martian atmosphere than expected.

Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)
ID#: PIA20847
Added: 2016-09-29

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Isotopic Clues to Mars' Crust-Atmosphere Interactions

NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) laboratory suite inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has measured the isotope ratios of xenon and krypton in Mars' atmosphere and can explain why they are more abundant in the Martian atmosphere than expected.

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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

Views: 8980

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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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover began close-up investigation of a target called 'Marimba,' on lower Mount Sharp, during the week preceding the fourth anniversary of the mission's dramatic sky-crane landing.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover began close-up investigation of a target called 'Marimba,' on lower Mount Sharp, during the week preceding the fourth anniversary of the mission's dramatic sky-crane landing.

Curiosity's Arm Over 'Marimba' Target on Mount Sharp

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover began close-up investigation of a target called 'Marimba,' on lower Mount Sharp, during the week preceding the fourth anniversary of the mission's dramatic sky-crane landing.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Instrument: Navigation Camera (MSL)
ID#: PIA20764
Added: 2016-08-04

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Curiosity's Arm Over 'Marimba' Target on Mount Sharp

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover began close-up investigation of a target called 'Marimba,' on lower Mount Sharp, during the week preceding the fourth anniversary of the mission's dramatic sky-crane landing.

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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: 1439

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

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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 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: 744

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

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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

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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

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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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