A chapter of the layered geological history of Mars is laid bare in this postcard from NASA's Curiosity rover. The image shows the base of Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual science destination.This image is a portion of a larger image taken by Curiosity's 100-millimeter Mast Camera on Aug. 23, 2012. Scientists enhanced the color in one version to show the Martian scene under the lighting conditions we have on Earth, which helps in analyzing the terrain.
Images taken before and after NASA's Curiosity rover shot its laser 50 times are shown here. The rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument shot its laser at rocks exposed by thrusters on the rover's sky crane at the scour mark called "Goulburn."
The images were taken by the instrument's remote micro-imager (RMI). They show differences in brightness at the impact spot as well as a slight change in shadows. The inset shows an area about 1 square-inch (2.5 centimeters per side). The target is about 19 feet (5.8 meters) away from the rover.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP
The strange shimmering lights seen by Curiosity!!!:
UN IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS - UFO????
Curiosity Rover spots mysterious 'UFO' zooming across the red planet's horizon!!!
So far, Nasa has not commented on any of the strange sightings,
(For a clear view play video full screen-to see full screen double click in the video window-After 25 seconds , you can see a white spot moving from left to right of Mars horizon!)