Mars Rover Curiosity Snaps Hi-Res Self-Portrait This high-res mosaic of 20 images is the first clear self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet. The rear of the rover is at top, with two right-side wheels on the left. The rim of Gale Crater forms the lighter-color strip of the background. Images taken on Aug. 8 EDT, 2012. Released Aug. 17. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Link to a Watery Past In this image from NASA's Curiosity rover, a rock outcrop called Link pops out from a Martian surface that is elsewhere blanketed by reddish-brown dust. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Curiosity's view of the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Mars' Gale crater. #MSL
Morning On planet Mars. These stunning images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), which was carried aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA.
This 360-degree panorama shows evidence of a successful first test drive for NASA's Curiosity rover On Aug. 22, 2012, the rover made its first move, going forward about 15 feet (4.5 meters), rotating 120 degrees and then reversing about 8 feet (2.5 meters). Curiosity is about 20 feet (6 meters) from its landing site, now named Bradbury Landing. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This image shows the tracks left by NASA's Curiosity rover on Aug. 22, 2012, as it completed its first test drive on Mars The rover went forward 15 feet (4.5 meters), rotated 120 degrees and then reversed 8.2 feet (2.5 meters). Curiosity is now 20 feet (6 meters) from its landing site, named Bradbury Landing.