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Photo of the Week: August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012 - 9:42am

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On Monday, August 6, 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover arrived on the surface of Mars to gather geological and environmental data to determine if the planet has ever had the potential to support life. This photo was taken by a navigation camera located toward the back-left of the Curiosity rover, and features part of the rover's nuclear <a href="/node/381709" target="_blank">power supply</a>. Beyond the rover itself, Curiosity's exploration reveals the desert-like terrain of Mars's Gale Crater. | Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.

On Monday, August 6, 2012, NASA's Curiosity rover arrived on the surface of Mars to gather geological and environmental data to determine if the planet has ever had the potential to support life. This photo was taken by a navigation camera located toward the back-left of the Curiosity rover, and features part of the rover's nuclear power supply. Beyond the rover itself, Curiosity's exploration reveals the desert-like terrain of Mars's Gale Crater. | Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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