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Bio Unofficial, un-retouched (except possible resizing) photos from the Mars Science Laboratory, "Curiosity". All images credited to NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Curiosity Rover (@marscuriosity) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Curiosity Rover (@marscuriosity)
Curiosity is now at the southern edge of Vera Rubin Ridge (VRR) where it will conduct geological matching between VRR and clay deposits that lie to the south. Using the Mars Hand Lens Imager (#MAHLI) located at the end of the robotic arm, #Curiosity checks its RWEB window (the #ChemCam looks out of it) for dust. Thus far, the window has been very clean for the six Earth years (three Mars years) Curiosity has been exploring the planet. This image was taken by the #MAHLI on Sol 1943 (2018-01-23 11:41:38 UTC).
Curiosity continues to climb Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons) but stopped to image this rich powdery sand; which is welcome contrast to the sharp rocks it usually drives upon. This image was taken by the Left-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 1751 (2017-07-10 08:16:03 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo, no filter.
Curiosity continues to investigate sand dune formations as it drives up the northwestern side of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons). On one of these stops #Curiosity turned its camera back on itself to check its aluminum wheels. Approximately 16km/10mi have been driven on the rovers six wheels and this left-middle wheel shows the greatest amount of wear. It is estimated Curiosity has many more km/mi of drive potential and this wear is not too worrisome. This wheel check image was taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (#MAHLI) on Sol 1682 (2017-04-30 09:29:01 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.
Curiosity performed a number of science experiments upon the sand of an area named "Ogunquit Beach". This spherical and low to the ground image was taken by Curiosity's Right 'B' Front #HazCam on Sol 1659 (2017-04-06 16:00:15 UTC). #Curiosity then drove ~35m/114ft to the southwest to continue measuring the composition of bedrock as it continues its ascent of Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.
Curiosity looks beyond a sea of sand in this B/W image as it continues to climb Mount Sharp (#AeolisMons). While driving through an area known as "Old Soaker", #Curiosity identified 3 billion year old eroded mud cracks (aka 'desiccation cracks') giving weight to the theory Mars was once a wetter planet. This image was taken by the Right-side 'B' #NavCam on Sol 1584 (2017-01-19 17:08:58 UTC). Instagram contrast enhanced photo.