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02.27.2017 Swirling Dust in Gale Crater, Mars, Sol 1613
02.27.2017 Dust Devil Passes Near Martian Sand Dune
02.27.2017 Sand Moving Under Curiosity, One Day to Next
12.13.2016 Now and Long Ago at Gale Crater, Mars
12.13.2016 Where's Boron? Mars Rover Detects It
10.03.2016 Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Murray Buttes'
10.03.2016 Butte 'M9a' in 'Murray Buttes' on Mars
09.19.2016 Ribbon Cutting
09.09.2016 Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 5)
09.09.2016 Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 4)
09.09.2016 Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 3)
09.09.2016 Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 2)
09.09.2016 Farewell to Murray Buttes (Image 1)
08.26.2016 Out-of-this-World Records
03.30.2016 Erisa Hines
03.30.2016 Buzz Aldrin
02.12.2016 Women in Science
02.09.2016 Adam Steltzner, a JPL engineer
01.27.2016 Night Close-up of Martian Sand Grains
01.27.2016 Curiosity Self-Portrait at Martian Sand Dune
12.17.2015 Alteration Effects at Gale and Gusev Craters
12.17.2015 Full-Circle View Near 'Marias Pass' on Mars
12.11.2015 Surface Close-up of a Martian Sand Dune
12.11.2015 Martian Sand Disturbed by Rover Wheel
Working on Curiosity in JPL Spacecraft Assembly FacilityThis wide-angle view shows the High Bay 1 cleanroom inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Specialists are working on components of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft in this image from January 2011.
The room is about 120 feet (36 meters) long and 80 feet (24 meters) wide. Since it was built in 1961, it has been the birthplace of many historic spacecraft, from Ranger missions to the moon in the early 1960s to the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, launched in 2003.
In this image, the cruise stage for the Mars Science Laboratory is on the right, with golden-ball fuel tanks. The mission's rover, Curiosity, is above the center of the image, near a blue cabinet. Circular emblems on the wall identify spacecraft that were built in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility, whether in High Bay 1 or the adjacent High Bay 2.
The California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, operates the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech