NASA’s Curiosity rover has returned stunning photos from the lower regions of a Martian mountain. Captured by the rover’s Mast Camera, the colour images reveal the Red Planet’s finely layered geologic history. The photos were taken on Curiosity’s month-long exploration of the Murray Buttes region of lower Mount Sharp.
Part of a panorama taken by the Mast Camera on the NASA Mars rover Curiosity while the rover was working at a site called "Rocknest" in October and November 2012. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)