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marscuriosity's Media: As #Curiosity climbs 'Vera Rubin Ridge' it takes a long distance photo towards the rim of Gale Crat

As #curiosityclimbs 'Vera Rubin Ridge' it takes a long distance photo towards the rim of Gale Crater. This photo was taken by the Left-side  #MastCam on Sol 1801 (2017-08-30 17:25:18 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo, no filter.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity continues to climb Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons) but stopped to image this rich powdery sand;

Curiosity continues to climb Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons) but stopped to image this rich powdery sand; which is welcome contrast to the sharp rocks it usually drives upon. This image was taken by the Left-side 'B'  #NavCam on Sol 1751 (2017-07-10 08:16:03 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo, no filter.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity continues to investigate sand dune formations as it drives up the northwestern side of Mo

Curiosity continues to investigate sand dune formations as it drives up the northwestern side of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons). On one of these stops #Curiosity turned its camera back on itself to check its aluminum wheels. Approximately 16km/10mi have been driven on the rovers six wheels and this left-middle wheel shows the greatest amount of wear. It is estimated Curiosity has many more km/mi of drive potential and this wear is not too worrisome. This wheel check image was taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager ( #MAHLI) on Sol 1682 (2017-04-30 09:29:01 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity performed a number of science experiments upon the sand of an area named "Ogunquit Beach"

Curiosity performed a number of science experiments upon the sand of an area named "Ogunquit Beach". This spherical and low to the ground image was taken by Curiosity's Right 'B' Front #hazcamon Sol 1659 (2017-04-06 16:00:15 UTC). #Curiosity then drove ~35m/114ft to the southwest to continue measuring the composition of bedrock as it continues its ascent of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity looks beyond a sea of sand in this B/W image as it continues to climb Mount Sharp (#Aeoli

Curiosity looks beyond a sea of sand in this B/W image as it continues to climb Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons). While driving through an area known as "Old Soaker", #Curiosity identified 3 billion year old eroded mud cracks (aka 'desiccation cracks') giving weight to the theory Mars was once a wetter planet. This image was taken by the Right-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 1584 (2017-01-19 17:08:58 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: This golf ball sized piece of iron-nickel meteorite was named "Egg Rock". These types of meteorites

This golf ball sized piece of iron-nickel meteorite was named "Egg Rock". These types of meteorites are quite common on Earth. If you look closely, you may be able to see the shiny grid patterns that Curiosity's #chemcaminstrument zapped into it with its laser for element confirmation. This photo was taken with Curiosity's #MastCam on Sol 1535 (2016-11-30) and was color balanced to look as it would in daytime lighting on Earth. Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: For the past month Curiosity has been in a region called "Murray Buttes" conducting experiments and

For the past month Curiosity has been in a region called "Murray Buttes" conducting experiments and a lot of driving. This region is characterized by its many sandstone geological features. It is believed the sandstone was deposited by winds after the lower layers of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons) formed. Curiosity will now exit the scenic region and head higher up Mount Sharp. This image was taken by the Right-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 1448 (2016-09-02 02:15:03 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity has begun its months-long trek up a mudstone rock outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp (#Ae

Curiosity has begun its months-long trek up a mudstone rock outcrop at the base of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons). As #Curiosity climbs higher, younger geological evidence is available for analysis to learn more about how ancient environmental conditions evolved from available freshwater to conditions less favorable toward life. This photo was taken by the Right-side #MastCam on Sol 1419 (2016-08-03 06:13:23 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo, no filter.

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marscuriosity's Media: With Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons) in the left-side background, Curiosity uses its Left-side #MastCam t

With Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons) in the left-side background, Curiosity uses its Left-side #MastCam to survey the terrain on Sol 1384 (2016-06-28 06:13:19 UTC). Curiosity continues its drive up the lower portions of Mount Sharp investigating ancient environmental conditions associated with water. Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity visited an area named "Fracture Town" which contains many pointed, layered rock formation

Curiosity visited an area named "Fracture Town" which contains many pointed, layered rock formations like the one imaged here. In the upper left corner is evidence of five Curiosity brush tests that occurred upon the fragile formation. This image was taken by the Right-side #MastCam on Sol 1352 (2016-05-26 04:59:47 UTC).

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marscuriosity's Media: This crop of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons) is from a larger panorama acquired by Curiosity's #MastCam o

This crop of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons) is from a larger panorama acquired by Curiosity's #MastCam on 04-04-2016. This photo has been color balanced to reflect what the scene would look like if it were on Earth. Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: As part of a regular self-inspection process, #Curiosity lowered its robotic arm containing the Mar

As part of a regular self-inspection process, #Curiosity lowered its robotic arm containing the Mars Hand Lens Imager #MAHLI and imaged its undercarriage, catching a glimpse of the surrounding hills in the photo. The image was taken on Sol 1287 (2016-03-20 14:36:53 UTC) Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity turns its Mars Hand Lens Imager (#MAHLI) on itself and takes 57 images to create this sel

Curiosity turns its Mars Hand Lens Imager ( #MAHLI) on itself and takes 57 images to create this selfie on Sol 1228 (2016-01-19). Curiosity is located at a dark-sand dune called 'Namib', located within the greater "Bagnold Dune Field". Images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter ( #MRO) indicate that the Bagnold dunes move up to 3ft/1m per Earth year. Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity arrived at this active sand dune named "Gobabeb", which is part of a larger dune field kn

Curiosity arrived at this active sand dune named "Gobabeb", which is part of a larger dune field known as "Bagnold". The dunes are being sampled to understand how Mars' reduced atmosphere and gravity (in comparison to Earth) affect the blowing and sorting of sand. This image was taken by the Right-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 1221 (2016-01-12 19:40:47 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: These are the types of obstacles that #Curiosity navigates around when planning the route to its ne

These are the types of obstacles that #Curiosity navigates around when planning the route to its next objective. This image was taken with the Left-side #NavCam on Sol 1158 (2015-11-09 01:52:00 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Dozens of images collected by the Mars Hand Lens Imager #MAHLI were used to put together this persp

Dozens of images collected by the Mars Hand Lens Imager #MAHLI were used to put together this perspective of #Curiosity. This image collected at the 'Big Sky' drilling site is pointed toward the west-northwest. Looking in the lower left corner you can see grey dust and a 0.63in/1.6cm diameter hole from a recent drill operation. This image was composed on Sol 1126 (2015-10-06). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: This image of Mount Sharp was taken in the "Kimberly" area back in 2014. It has recently been deter

This image of Mount Sharp was taken in the "Kimberly" area back in 2014. It has recently been determined by Mars Science Laboratory #mslproject scientists that billions of years ago Mars was capable of storing water in lakes for extended time periods. This image was color balanced so the rocks and sky would look almost as if they were on Earth.

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marscuriosity's Media: At the transition of rough rock to sand there are dark vertical streaks called recurring slope line

At the transition of rough rock to sand there are dark vertical streaks called recurring slope lineae ( #RSL). RSL forms during warm weather and fades as temperatures decrease. Scientists speculate that liquid water is involved in their formation. RSL is composed of perchlorate salts which can absorb water, but, it is currently unknown if they are created by atmospheric water, near-surface water or discharges from potential underground aquifers. Image courtesy of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter #MRO.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity took dozens of #MastCam images to complete this mosaic of a petrified sand dune. Unlike p

Curiosity took dozens of #MastCam images to complete this mosaic of a petrified sand dune. Unlike prior dunes, this dune seems to be deposited by wind, not water. The geometry and orientation of the structure provide clues about the direction of the ancient winds that produced it. The first of these mosaic images were taken on Sol 1086 (2015-08-27). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: This low-angle 'selfie' of Curiosity was captured by the Mars Hand Lens Imager #MAHLI and stitched

This low-angle 'selfie' of Curiosity was captured by the Mars Hand Lens Imager #MAHLI and stitched together from dozens of images. You'll see the drill dust from the "Buckskin" rock target where #Curiosity collected its seventh soil sample. This was the first drilling operation since an intermittent short circuit was identified in early 2015. Software changes were made to Curiosity's fault protection and drill percuss circuit telemetry was upgraded to better diagnose future issues if they occur. This image was composed on Sol 1065 (2015-08-05). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Using its Left-side 'B' #NavCam, Curiosity images its immediate surroundings in "Marias Pass." It i

Using its Left-side 'B' #NavCam, Curiosity images its immediate surroundings in "Marias Pass." It is preparing to test its sample collecting percussion drill. Four months ago, the drill exhibited a transient short circuit during a transfer of collected sample material. The test will provide diagnostic info that will be used to plan future drilling operations in the area. Curiosity's main mission now is to survey successively higher layers of Mount Sharp (Aeolis Mons). This image was taken on Sol 1042 (2015-07-12 18:02:50 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: During the month of June, Mars will be directly behind the Sun (a Mars solar conjunction), limiting

During the month of June, Mars will be directly behind the Sun (a Mars solar conjunction), limiting communication with Curiosity Rover. This image of Curiosity-disturbed rock was taken by the Right-side #MastCam on Sol 997 (2015-05-27 13:23:00 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: While maneuvering up slopes to investigate interesting rock outcroppings, Curiosity used its Left-s

While maneuvering up slopes to investigate interesting rock outcroppings, Curiosity used its Left-side 'B' #NavCam to capture the rough terrain that is slowly damaging its aluminum wheels. This image was taken on Sol 997 (2015-05-27 13:10:54 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity looks back upon the fine sand it just drove through, taking this picture with its Right-s

Curiosity looks back upon the fine sand it just drove through, taking this picture with its Right-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 944 (2015-04-03 02:37:49 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity has developed an intermittent short circuit in its drill during hammer-drill operations.

Curiosity has developed an intermittent short circuit in its drill during hammer-drill operations. While the short seems to occur for less than 1/100th of a second, the Curiosity Team will conduct more testing to further characterize it. After that, the present drill samples will be analyzed and #Curiosity will start its climb of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons). This image was taken by the Left-side #MastCam on Sol 908 (2015-02-25 02:19:02 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity took this B&W shot of its rocky and sandy environment using its Right-side 'B' #NavCam on

Curiosity took this B&W shot of its rocky and sandy environment using its Right-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 903 (2015-02-20 01:02:32 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: Curiosity turns its Mars Hand Lens Imager #MAHLI toward its well used #MastCam. In the upper right

Curiosity turns its Mars Hand Lens Imager #MAHLI toward its well used #MastCam. In the upper right you'll see #MastCam's square 34mm focal length, f/8 lens and on the left you'll see a smaller black square that is a 100mm focal length, f/10 lens. Both lenses are attached to their own 1600x1200 pixel color CCD cameras. And to the left of that are two of the four small, round 1024x1024 pixel B/W #NavCams. This image was taken on Sol 868 (2015-01-14 23:07:07 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: While investigating the lower rock layers (~500ft/150m) of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons), #Curiosity us

While investigating the lower rock layers (~500ft/150m) of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons), #Curiosity used its #focusmergetechnology to obtain a clear closeup image of the sedimentary rock layers. It is believed that these layers were once part of a lake bed tens of millions of years ago. This #MAHLI color focus merge was performed by Curiosity itself on Sol 828 (2014-12-05 03:05:40 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: Having reached the base of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons), #Curiosity captured this image of its rocky s

Having reached the base of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons), #Curiosity captured this image of its rocky surroundings using its Right-side #MastCam on Sol 796 (2014-11-02 00:38:32 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo, no filters.

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marscuriosity's Media: Parked at the foot of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons), #Curiosity uses its Right-side 'B' #NavCam to imag

Parked at the foot of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons), #Curiosity uses its Right-side 'B' #NavCam to image this dune-textured sea of wind blown sand on Sol 777 (2014-10-13 13:47:20 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.

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marscuriosity's Media: At the base of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons), #Curiosity images an interesting junction of clean layere

At the base of Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons), #Curiosity images an interesting junction of clean layered rock and sand dune. It is here that Curiosity will deploy its hammer drill to collect specimens for analysis. This image was taken by Left-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 759 (2014-09-24 22:42:00 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: On 11-Sept-2014 #Curiosity finally reached the central peak of Gale Crater, Mount Sharp (#AeolisMon

On 11-Sept-2014 #Curiosity finally reached the central peak of Gale Crater, Mount Sharp ( #AeolisMons), which rises 5.5km/3.4mi high from the valley floor. Damage to Curiosity's 0.75mm thick aluminum wheels (7.5mm treads) is evident. They were designed to last the 10-20km distance of Curiosity's prime mission. This image was taken by the 'Left-side' #MastCam on Sol 744 (2014-09-09 14:09:12 UTC)

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marscuriosity's Media: Using its 'Right-side' #MastCam, #Curiosity images the differing sand patterns surrounding a standa

Using its 'Right-side' #MastCam, #Curiosity images the differing sand patterns surrounding a standalone rock outcropping. This contrasting sand pattern indicates the area is exposed to winds from a multitude of directions. This image was taken on Sol 707 (2014-08-02 12:51:13 UTC)

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