Images of MARS directly from NASA

Mars - Mount Sharp

This mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover looks uphill at Mount Sharp, which Curiosity has been climbing. Spanning the center of the image is an area with clay-bearing rocks that scientists are eager to explore; it could shed additional light on the role of water in creating Mount Sharp. The mosaic was assembled from dozens of images taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam). It was taken on Sol 1931 back in January 2018.

Image Credit - NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Mars - Rafael Navarro Mountain

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used its Mastcam to take an image of this hill, nicknamed “Rafael Navarro Mountain” after Rafael Navarro-González, an astrobiologist who worked on the mission until he passed away Jan. 26, 2021. He was a member of the team working with Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars, or SAM, instrument.

Image Credit - NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Mars - Curiosity Spots a Dust Devil in the Hills

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover spotted this dust devil with one of its Navigation Cameras around 11:35 a.m. local Mars time on Aug. 9, 2020 (the 2,847th Martian day, or sol, of the mission). The frames in this GIF were shot over 4 minutes and 15 seconds. 

Taken from the "Mary Anning" drill site, this dust devil appears to be passing through small hills just above Curiosity's present location on Mount Sharp. The dust devil is approximately one-third to a half-mile (half-a-kilometer to a kilometer) away and estimated to be about 16 feet (5 meters) wide. The dust plume disappears past the top of the frame, so an exact height can't be known, but it's estimated to be at least 164 feet (50 meters) tall.

Image Credit - NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

Mars - Curiosity Spots Clouds Over Mont Mercou

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover captured these clouds just after sunset on March 19, 2021, the 3,063rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission. The image is made up of 21 individual images stitched together and color corrected so that the scene appears as it would to the human eye. The clouds are drifting over “Mont Mercou,” a cliff face that Curiosity has been studying.

Image Credit - NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Mars - Curiosity's Selfie at Mont Mercou

Mars - Spanning the Delta of Mars' Jezero Crater

Mars - Perseverance Captures a Gust of Martian Dust