Curiosity rover: 15 stunning images from Mars (gallery) - Space.com

Curiosity rover: 15 stunning images from Mars (gallery) - Space.com

Curiosity rover: 15 stunning images from Mars (gallery) - Space.com
Aug 04, 2022 1 min, 49 secs

For 10 years NASA's Curiosity rover has trundled across the Martian landscape searching for signs of life and learning about Mars' unique environment.

For the latest news about the mission, follow Space.com's Curiosity Mars Rover coverage.

Curiosity has faced myriad challenges during its time on Mars, from computer glitches to drill malfunctions, orientation trouble and extensive damage to its wheels, but the robust rover keeps bouncing back and continues to investigate the Martian environment to this day. .

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity took this self-portrait on May 11, 2016, at the "Okoruso" drilling site on the "Naukluft Plateau" in the foothills of Mount Sharp.

Curiosity captured an image of a so-called "floating spoon" on Mars on Aug.

These iron meteorites, called Lebanon (larger rock) and Lebanon B (smaller rock in foreground) were discovered by Curiosity on May 25, 2014.

Related: Huge meteorite on Mars discovered by NASA's Curiosity rover .

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on its mast for this look back at its tracks after finishing a drive of 328 feet (100 meters) on the 548th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (that was Feb. 19, 2014 on Earth).

Related: NASA's Curiosity rover looks up at huge Mars mountain .

Related: Curiosity rover sees Earth from Mars for 1st time .

Curiosity captured this image on Sept.

15, 2014, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument to examine a rock target called "Harrison" with its Remote Micro-Imaging (RMI) camera and its laser. .

Related: Rugged Mars has taken big bites out of the Curiosity rover's wheels  .

Related: NASA's Curiosity rover shares spectacular views of Mars .

Related: Giant crater on Mars was once a vast lake, Curiosity rover shows .

The infamous "dog door" on Mars was captured by the Curiosity rover on May 7, 2022, during an investigation of the East Cliffs in the Gale Crater.

Related: 'Dog door' on Mars found by Curiosity rover is a rocky 'doorway into the ancient past,' NASA says 

Related: NASA's Mars Curiosity rover shares new panoramic view of Red Planet 

Curiosity captured this image of "Ogunquit Beach" in 2017

Related: NASA's Curiosity Mars rover turns to avoid dangerous 'gator-back' rocks 

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