Tag Archives: Mars Hand Lens Imager

Curiosity: MAHLI looks northeast

Sol 1378, June 22, 2016. Curiosity’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) sometimes takes a shot of the rover’s surroundings while the instrument arm (which carries the camera) is stowed, producing a tilted perspective. The image above (click to enlarge) was … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Near and far

Sol 1295, March 28, 2016. The rover’s Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) takes a five-frame long shot of the Gale Crater floor toward the northwest, while the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) views two Stimson sandstone targets in detail. (Click images to … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Under the wheel

Sol 1057, July 28, 2015. A seldom-seen point of view, taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the instrument arm, shows the rocks directly underneath one of the wheels. Sol 1057 raw images (from all cameras), and Curiosity‚Äôs … Continue reading

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Curiosity: MAHLI goes to work on Alexander Hills

Sol 819, November 25, 2014. After the DRT has brushed a target on Alexander Hills, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) moves in for a close look (below; click on image for larger version). Note the granular texture and the … Continue reading

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Curiosity zaps a rock, finds aluminum increases with depth

Flashes appear on a baseball-size Martian rock [dubbed Nova] in a series of images taken Saturday, July 12 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the arm of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover. The flashes occurred while the rover’s … Continue reading

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Curiosity: MAHLI scopes a rock dubbed Secure

Stopping on the road to Kimberley, Curiosity unlimbered MAHLI to check out a basaltic-appearing rock. Edit: the rock is dubbed Secure. NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image [at right] using its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), located on the … Continue reading

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