I'm interested in downloading all of the Curiosity rover photos. Is there some sort of automated way to do this?

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    $\begingroup$ mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw - have you tried wgetting? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 7:59
  • $\begingroup$ @DeerHunter: This will probably produce tons of unrelated junk, especially that the actual images reside on a different path than the document root (but same host) you linked, and 4 clicks deep from it, so plain exclusion of parent directory won't suffice. I'm pretty good with wget but I'd have a problem thinking up a syntax that will get all raw images from the link provided and not grab videos, 3D images and such in the process. $\endgroup$
    – SF.
    Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 13:33
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    $\begingroup$ @SF. unmannedspaceflight.com/… $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 14:01

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Source: http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=7375&view=findpost&p=188520


Links from the Curiosity Image Retrieval Tools Thread.

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I hope the original Questioneer is not still looking for the imagedata. But for people who are looking at the moment, I could give you another website to retrieve Nasa Mars Rover and more Raw Images:


It is really difficult to find this tool with the help of google, but it is worthy.

The only small Issue, the website creates a shell script with wget commands for every image selected. For the Data I downloaded once it took me 6 days in total because 40 GB of Images with a max size of 2 MB and downloading them step-by-step with single wgets takes some time.

EDIT: The Website is correct but the actual tool is the image atlas which could be found on the left site.

  • $\begingroup$ It's great when a new user revives an old question by adding a new and (presumably) helpful solution! $\endgroup$
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    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 0:53

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