Curiosity prepares to turn itself around

NASA Engineers wiggled the wheels as a test of the rover’s steering and anticipate embarking on Curiosity‘s first drive in the next couple of days. This image was taken by one of Curiosity’s Navigation cameras on Aug. 21.   Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This set of images shows the movement of the rear right wheel of NASA’s Curiosity as rover drivers turned the wheels in place at the landing site on Mars.



Curiosity’s many science and exploration instruments on JPL’s interactive 3D page here.

Curiosity shows the turret of tools at the end of the rover's extended robotic arm

This full-resolution image from NASA’s Curiosity shows the turret of tools at the end of the rover’s extended robotic arm on Aug. 20, 2012. The Navigation Camera captured this view.   Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A sundial on Curiosity:

A sundial on Curiosity



Curiosity it also carries a very low-tech instrument: a sundial, which can be used to determine the position of the Sun in the sky on Mars.   Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A sundial on Curiosity

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