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New Mars Rover Curiosity test

Team members of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission took a test rover to Dumont Dunes in California's Mojave Desert this week to improve knowledge of the best way to operate a similar rover, Curiosity, currently flying to Mars for an August landing.

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Curiosity in Exaggerated Color. This color-enhanced view of NASA's Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity (Published Jan. 23, 2014) - New findings from rock samples collected and examined by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity have confirmed an ancient wet environment that was milder and older than the acidic and oxidizing conditions told by rocks the rover examined previously.

Opportunity Rover Yields More Data on Changes to Mars' Environment

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the component images for this self-portrait about three weeks before completing a decade of work on Mars. The rover's panoramic camera (Pancam) took the images between Jan. 3 and Jan.

Curiosity's Heat Shield in Detail  This color full-resolution image showing the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover was obtained during descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The image was obtained by the Mars Descent Imager instrument known as MARDI and shows the 15-foot (4.5-meter) diameter heat shield when it was about 50 feet (16 meters) from the spacecraft.

Curiosity's Heat Shield in Detail This color full-resolution image showing the heat shield of NASA's Curiosity rover was obtained during descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. The image was obtained by the Mars Descent Imager instrume

From TechNewsDaily -- Mars Curiosity's Secrets for Social Media Success

At SXSW, NASA social media team tells how they made Mars Curiosity Rover a household name.

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Mars Curiosity Image Gallery

This picture of the Martian landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover puts a color view obtained by the rover in the context of a computer simulation derived from images acquired from orbiting spacecraft.

Feb 2013 : Heading from Glenelg to base of Mount Sharp.

This image shows the landing site of NASA's Curiosity rover and destinations scientists want to investigate.

This image comparison shows a view through a Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover before and after the clear dust cover was removed. Both images were taken by a camera at the front of the rover. Mount Sharp, the mission's ultimate destination, looms ahead.

Briny puddles could dot Mars, new research says

This image comparison shows a view through a Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover before and after the clear dust cover was removed. Both images were taken by a camera at the front of the rover.

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