The Mars Curiosity rover's robotic arm takes aim at Mount Sharp in a mosaic that combines navigation-camera imagery from Sols 2, 12 and 14 (Aug. 8, 18 and 20). The shadow of the rover's camera mast is visible in the center foreground.
Engineers wiggled the wheels as a test of the rover's steering and anticipate embarking on Curiosity's first drive in the next couple of days.
This image shows an artist rendition of the proposed InSight Lander. After driving all around Mars with four rovers, NASA wants to look deep into the guts of the red planet.
A close-up shows a view of a Martian rock that the NASA rover Curiosity zapped at using its laser instrument.