A mosaic of images from the Curiosity rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager shows the rover's camera mast and deck. The pictures were taken on Oct. 31 during operations at a Martian sampling site known as Rocknest.

Mars rover snaps spooky portraits

A mosaic of images from the Curiosity rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager shows the rover's camera mast and deck. The pictures were taken on Oct. 31 during operations at a Martian sampling site known as Rocknest.

Looking forward to watching Curiosity land! August 5/6, 2012. Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Looking forward to watching Curiosity land! August 5/6, 2012. Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity Rover

Mars Science Laboratory and the Curiosity Rover

Curiosity - Checking Mars for Habitability   12 Infographics about... Curiosity on Mars

12 Infographics about... Curiosity on Mars

Curiosity - Checking Mars for Habitability 12 Infographics about... Curiosity on Mars

Mars 360 degree panorama [click through to view] taken by the Opportunity rover (not by Curiosity)

Mars 360 degree panorama [click through to view] taken by the Opportunity rover (not by Curiosity)

This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the perspective of Mars. You are looking at your home from the perspective of another planet.

This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the perspective of Mars. You are looking at your home from the perspective of another planet.

"A long strip image from the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Curiosity rover's landing spot in Gale Crater, as well as the terrain leading south toward the mountain known as Aeolis Mons or Mount Sharp. The colors have been stretched to emphasize differences in surface composition. A dune field can be seen in deep shades of blue. Beyond the dunes, mesas and buttes are part of the terrain surrounding the 3-mile-high mountain."

Get the long view of the Mars Curiosity rover's locale

"A long strip image from the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Curiosity rover's landing spot in Gale Crater, as well as the terrain leading south toward the mountain known as Aeolis Mons or Mount Sharp. The colors have been stretched to emphasize differences in surface composition. A dune field can be seen in deep shades of blue. Beyond the dunes, mesas and buttes are part of the terrain surrounding the 3-mile-high mountain."

On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait.    The mosaic shows the rover at "Rocknest," the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place. Four scoop scars can be seen in the regolith in front of the rover.

Our Little Guy, the Curiosity Rover, Takes a Self-Portrait on Mars

On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), NASA's Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture this set of 55 high-resolution images, which were stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait. The mosaic shows the rover at "Rocknest," the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place. Four scoop scars can be seen in the regolith in front of the rover.

Find In-depth Review, Video And Infographic On Mars Exploration. Learn more about the history of Mars missions, Curiosity rover, future Mars missions and the challenges for a manned mission to the red planet.

Find In-depth Review, Video And Infographic On Mars Exploration. Learn more about the history of Mars missions, Curiosity rover, future Mars missions and the challenges for a manned mission to the red planet.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has returned stunning photos from the lower regions of a Martian mountain. Captured by the rover’s Mast Camera, the colour images reveal the Red Planet’s finely layered geologic history. The photos were taken on Curiosity’s month-long exploration of the Murray Buttes region of lower Mount Sharp.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has returned stunning photos from the lower regions of a Martian mountain. Captured by the rover’s Mast Camera, the colour images reveal the Red Planet’s finely layered geologic history. The photos were taken on Curiosity’s month-long exploration of the Murray Buttes region of lower Mount Sharp.

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