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Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity

Scheduled to launch in fall 2011 and land on Mars in August 2012, Curiosity is the largest rover ever sent to the Red Planet. It will carry 10 instruments that will help search Mars for environments where life might have existed and the capacity of those environments to preserve evidence of past life.

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Mars

Mars February 10, 2016

Ongoing Explorations March 3, 2014

Radio Programs

Friendlier Mars A friendlier planet Mars October 28, 2018

Moon and Planets Climbing through Martian history February 28, 2017

Moon and Mars Some of the last Martian lakes March 27, 2016

Moon and More Companions Filling up a Martian crater October 7, 2015

Featured Images

Curiosity rover view of Mars, February 10, 2017

Mountain Climbing February 28, 2017

A Day on Mars August 24, 2016

Sand dunes on Mars

Dune World December 20, 2015

Sunset at Gale Crater, Mars, April 2015

Blue Skies May 14, 2015

Curiosity rover view of rock layers inside Gale Crater on Mars

Ancient Lakebed December 9, 2014

September 9, 2014, view of Curiosity rover's surroundings on Mars

Going Strong September 9, 2014

Downhill Racer February 22, 2014

Curiosity rover view of Mount Sharp, March 2013

Sharp Destination March 19, 2013

Self-portrait of Curiosity rover on Mars, February 2013

Self-Portrait February 18, 2013

Curiosity view of Rocknest on Mars

Rocky Home November 29, 2012

Recent image from Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity

Mars Targets September 29, 2012

Early view of the rim of Gale Crater

Inside the Wall August 12, 2012

Mars Science Laboratory heatshield falls away

Martian Litter August 10, 2012