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Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2
Out of this World

NASA's Mars Exploration Program (source images: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

With its rover named Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Curiosity was designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, its mission is to determine the planet's "habitability."

Copyright: Andrew bodrov
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Uploaded: 16/08/2012
Updated: 02/06/2014
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  • Yours Truly about 1 month ago
    There is WAY more than A ufo going on here. Just look a little closer. Remember what rocks and mountains are SUPPOSED to look like. Even on mars, they should be pretty similar to, say, the grand canyon. Zoom in.
  • eberth 2 months ago
    increible, pero imagino que en persona seria muy interesante
  • Keith-Charles 6 months ago
    Thats funny when i was on here a few month back I pointed out that you could see the underneath of the Rover and asked how this could be posable, I see they have fixed their F$%k up
  • jesse 7 months ago
    or... the rover could have driven up to that point and the tracks are behind the image you are looking at.
  • afghjkl 7 months ago
    hueue br #fatosdesconhecidos
  • Luan Zoldyck 7 months ago
    hue hue br br br #fatosdesconhecidos
  • Matheus Léguri 7 months ago
    A NASA ta trollando a geral, isso aí é o deserto do Arizona
  • Andreza 7 months ago
    hue hue br br br #fatosdesconhecidos
  • Macc 7 months ago
    You don't see any wheel marks because it's day 2, and Curiosity spent like the first week sitting in the same spot it landed just inspecting all the instruments to make sure nothing got damaged during the landing.
  • jose garmendia 8 months ago
    I like curiosity rover is very clean, but I dont see trashes of wheels.
  • Timothy Baldwin 8 months ago
    This panorama was taken from the landing site before the rover drove away.
  • nadako 10 months ago
    Yup you can thank the government shutdown for that.
  • GOD 12 months ago
    no , if the rover was on the same spot for a period of time considerable enough to wash away tread marks with constantly blowing dust.
  • uLikeIT Tester about 1 year ago
    Very nice shot!
  • Patricia Müller about 1 year ago
    These tires should leave a track in the underground. But I can't see one. Weird, isn't it?
  • Ess Dc over 1 year ago
    porque?? cual es tu idea?
  • Roberto over 1 year ago
    Tremenda bola de hierro el curiosity. ya entiendo por que es tan difícil mandar algo a marte, lo que dejaron a Homedepot sin tornillos.
  • tiorico over 1 year ago
    wow , ahora se hace mas cierta la teoria que venimos de marte
  • Mitch over 1 year ago
    Just stunning, if only Sagan could get a hold of this...
  • mark over 1 year ago
    Very cool i love to see what other planet's look like. Thank you
  • zoltan over 1 year ago
    go to Cydonia town, PLEASE
  • Dena Rosko over 1 year ago
    Road trip!
  • MySelf over 1 year ago
    É bom urgenciar essa "habitabilidade" de Marte, pois, como diz o Chico Buarque, "aqui na terra tão jogando futebol... mas o que eu quero é te dizer que a coisa aqui tá preta."
  • Afrodita Padilla over 1 year ago
    crazy... cool. I bet if they found a ufo their not going to show us.
  • Andrew Bodrov over 1 year ago
    It's "false" color applied on BW source images
  • Paul Fretheim over 1 year ago
    What happened to the color?
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