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Curiosity self-portrait at Pahrump Hills, sol 868-884

Curiosity self-portrait at Pahrump Hills, sol 868-884

Curiosity captured most of the MAHLI images for this self-portrait on sol 868 (January 14, 2015). Several more images on sol 882 (January 29) filled out the left and right "wings", nearly completing the 360-degree panorama. Two final images on sol 884 (January 31) covered the area where Curiosity performed drilling activities at Mojave. This image is also available as a Gigapan.

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Curiosity self-portrait, sol 868 (January 14, 2015)

Curiosity self-portrait, sol 868 (January 14, 2015)

Curiosity captured this self-portrait with the MAHLI camera on the end of the robotic arm while preparing to drill at the Book Cliffs outcrop at the Pahrump Hills field site.

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Beagle 2 lander on Mars?

Beagle 2 lander on Mars?

This crop from HiRISE image ESP_037145_1915 may contain the Beagle 2 lander (the white spot near upper right), its parachute (center left), and back cover (lower center).

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Map locating possible Beagle 2 landing site on Mars

Map locating possible Beagle 2 landing site on Mars

This map consists of a Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera image, colorized with data from Mars Global Surveyor's Wide-Angle Camera. The white rectangles represent the footprints of three HiRISE images that may contain Beagle 2 hardware. The cyan rectangle shows the color strip in one of those images. A "+" mark denotes the location of the possible landing site.

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Beagle 2 departs

Beagle 2 departs

The bright spot on the left side of this picture is the back side of Beagle 2, slowly drifting away from Mars Express. This image, taken at 08:33 UTC on 19 December 2003, shows the Beagle 2 lander when it was about 20 meters away from Mars Express, en route to a surface landing on Mars. Beagle 2 was subsequently lost.

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JUICE at Jupiter

JUICE at Jupiter

Artist's concept of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft at Jupiter.

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Cassini in 2014

Cassini in 2014

Simulated views of the Cassini spacecraft as it orbited Saturn Saturn in 2014--along with the real images its cameras captured at the very moments shown in the simulations. Better at HD quality.

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3D anaglyph of Curiosity in the clean room

3D anaglyph of Curiosity in the clean room

This anaglyph was taken in the JPL clean room during Curiosity's assembly, shortly before the rover drove for the first time.

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Yutu self-portrait in the Chang'e 3 lander, December 21, 2013

Yutu self-portrait in the Chang'e 3 lander, December 21, 2013

The Yutu rover sees a distorted image of itself in the mirrored surface of the Chang'e 3 lander.

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A shift in shadows for Yutu, December 19(?), 2013

A shift in shadows for Yutu, December 19(?), 2013

After several days in the same position to the northeast of the lander, Yutu is throwing much longer shadows.

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Yutu deployed! December 15, 2013

Yutu deployed! December 15, 2013

The Chang'e 3 lander took this photo of Yutu just after its deployment.

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Chang'e 3 lander from the southeast, December 21, 2013

Chang'e 3 lander from the southeast, December 21, 2013

Yutu took this photo as it toured around the lander. You can see the forklift-type ramps from which the rover deployed to the right rear of the lander.

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