Ever since the first Mars rover touched down and began sending digital photos back to Earth, many people around the planet have been amazed by the views. Below is a look at some of the more interesting and noteworthy photos taken from planet Mars. There are literally thousands upon thousands of photos now available, but we thought these all showed something a little special.

Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity show some of the different choices that scientists have when taking photos. Image released March 18, 2013.


Check out this bluish-black rock with white ‘crystals’ that was found on Mars. The photo was taken during the 27th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (Sept. 2, 2012 in Earth time).

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Steven wanted to buy a photo booth online and ended up spending four hours straight looking at the amazing photos of Mars that the rovers have taken. He thought it would be nice to share some of the better ones with people who don’t have as much free time as him!