nasagoddard Wheels and a Destination - This view of the three left wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images that were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012). In the distance is the lower slope of Mount Sharp. The camera is located in the turret of tools at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm. The Sol 34 imaging by MAHLI was part of a week-long set of activities for characterizing the movement of the arm in Mars conditions. The main purpose of Curiosity's MAHLI camera is to acquire close-up, high-resolution views of rocks and soil at the rover's Gale Crater field site. The camera is capable of focusing on any target at distances of about 0.8 inch (2.1 centimeters) to infinity, providing versatility for other uses, such as views of the rover itself from different angles. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems #nasa #nasagoddard #mars #curiosity 4y
  •   galaxy_nfg777 Wow it amazing because it looks lik a desert here on earth but the atmosphere is harsh over there it looks normal tho.. would if we plant some thing an leave a months supply of water to feed the plant daily wut would happen? 3y
  •   miniutuni Magic! 3y
  •   crazy_g1raffe I'm more interested in the background. I wish you'd post more stellar and planetary pics 3y
  •   razitafrina I like everything about Mars 2y

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