10th August 1942: Nursery school children gather round a Chrysler car belonging to Mrs JG Winan, the wife of the US ambassador to Britain. Wynan has arrived to open a new Port of London Residential nursery at Sacombe Park, Ware. The nursery has been set up under the auspices of the Save The Children Fund and is financed by the Daughters of the American Revolution, an American fund-raising society. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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Gale Crater landscape, Mars
Gale Crater landscape, as imaged by NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars. This rover, part of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, landed here on 6 August 2012. The view looks south-south-west. In the foreground is an area of gravel, followed by a swale (depression), then the boulder-strewn rim (red-brown) of a moderately-sized impact crater. In the distance are dark dunes and layered rock at the base of Mount Sharp. The horizon is just over 16 kilometres away. Image obtained on 23 August 2012 during calibration of the 34mm Mast Camera. For the same terrain as seen by the telephoto 100mm Mast Camera, see C014/4935
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Self-portrait of Curiosity rover in Gale Crater on the surface of Mars
On Sol 84 (Oct. 31, 2012), the Curiosity rover used the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) to capture the set of thumbnail images stitched together to create this full-color self-portrait.
This self-portrait documents the state of the rover and allows mission engineers to track changes over time, such as dust accumulation and wheel wear. Due to its location on the end of the robotic arm, only MAHLI is able to image some parts of the rover, including port-side wheels.
The mosaic shows the rover at Rocknest, the spot in Gale Crater where the mission's first scoop sampling took place. Scoop scars can be seen in the regolith in front of the rover. A portion of Mount Sharp appears on the right side. Mountains in the background to the left are the northern wall of Gale Crater
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