A photo composed of nearly 900 images taken by the rover Curiosity shows a section of Gale Crater near the equator of Mars. The rovers are continuing to work through the U.S. government shutdown.
October 14, 2013 The budget negotiations in Washington are not front-page news on Mars. There, NASA's rovers continue to operate, taking photographs and collecting data as they prepare for the coming Martian winter.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took this panoramic view of the planet between Dec. 2011 and May.
July 9, 2012 The scene is stitched from 817 images taken by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from Dec. 2011 to May.
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