NASA's Curiosity rover: some pictures

I though I would link to some of the wonderful pictures of Mars taken by Curiosity.

looking west

Looking south-southwest from the rover’s landing site in Gale Crater.


Here is a panorama of the landing site.


Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater, where the rover landed. Below the line of white dots, are relatively flat-lying strata that bear hydrated minerals. Hydrated minerals were not detected by the orbiters.


The layered base of Mount Sharp.

I for one think the images are just wonderful and I am sure they contain lots of good science. I will let the geologists and planetary scientists comment on that further.


All the pictures here are taken from NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory website.

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