Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet

Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet

1. A self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, combining nine images taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol.

2. Curiosity used a camera located on its arm to obtain this self portrait. The image of the top of Curiosity’s Remote Sensing Mast.

3. The left eye of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Curiosity took this image of the camera on the rover’s arm, the Mars Hand Lens Imager

4. A photo of the calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager aboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, taken by that camera on Mars.

5. A view of the landing site of NASA’s Curiosity rover, including the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover.

6. The reclosable dust cover on Curiosity’s Mars Hand Lens Imager was opened for the first time during the 33rd Martian day.

7. A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this colour image from Curiosity showing the base of Mount Sharp.

8. A photo taken by the Mast Camera highlights the geology of Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed.

9. A close-up of track marks from the first test drive of the Curiosity rover on Mars

10. On 28 August 2012 Curiosity drove about 52 feet (16 metres) eastward. The drive imprinted the wheel tracks visible in this image.

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