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Billion-Pixel View From Curiosity at Rocknest
Link to 'How do I Land' page
Take a look at this 1.3-billion-pixel image of the area where Curiosity got its first scoop--Rocknest. Use the interactive viewer at: to discover and explore in detail Curiosity's landing site, first drilling site, and some fun shaped rocks.

Getting to Know SAM This interactive allows users to see how Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars experiment works. Choose Your Sample Adventure Choose your martian sample adventure and learn about how Curiosity processes soil and atmospheric samples. Send a Postcard to Curiosity! Send a Postcard to Curiosity! Explore Mars in 3D
Explore Mars:
Curiosity's Journey
Free Drive
Gale Crater
Learn About the Rover
This 3D interactive experience uses the Unity game engine.
Link to 'How do I Land' page Follow me through the Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) phases of my Mission. Link to 'Learn About Me: Curiosity' page My parts are similar to what a human would need to explore Mars (body, brains, eyes, arm, legs, etc.). Check it out though--sometimes they are located in odd places! Link to 'View Photosynth' page Get to know the Mars Science Laboratory rover by exploring this 3-D Photosynth of the rover in the JPL Mars Yard. Link to 'Mars Yard Panorama' page This panorama shows the MSL rover in the JPL Mars Yard with other JPL robots.