Mars Science Laboratory

Curiosity Rover: Looking Back on the Two Years of Wear and Tear Inflicted By Mars

It’s insanely hard to believe that Curiosity has been traversing Mars for a full two years now, but, as these images show, time has certainly taken a toll on it. See before and after images of the damage:

Image Credit: NASA/JPL

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A f***ing sky crane!

Animation of how we will land a robot on Mars in 2012, complete with a new “sky crane” technology for descent.

First color image from Curiosity by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)! The MAHLI is located on the turret at the end of Curiosity’s robotic arm, which was still in it’s stowed position when this image was taken.  The image is blurry because there is still a dust cover on this camera, and dust on it from the landing. 

photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech