These are REAL photos from the Mars Science Laboratory robot, named Curiosity. Below each picture, I put some information about, like how new the photo is and what it shows.
Curiosity found a meteorite on Mars! On Oct. 30, 2016, Curiosity examined this little thing it found and confirmed it to be an iron-nickel meteorite. It is about the size of a golf ball.
In September, Curiosity was in the Murray Buttes area. It looks a lot like the desert southwest of the US (New Mexico and Arizona) where I’ve been staying for a while! On the right side of the photo is Gale Crater, where the rover landed in 2012.
Here’s a map of where Curiosity has driven since landing on Mars in August 2012.
Do you want to see more photos from Mars?
NASA puts cool stuff here: Mars Exploration Image Gallery
They also put a lot of fun videos into the Video gallery.
And to see the most recent photos from Curiosity, you can look at this page! The images are sometimes not too exciting, but they are from MARS! The MastCam is my favorite one.
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