Dataset Open Access
This data set consists of 6691 images that were collected by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL, Curosity) rover by three instruments (Mastcam Right eye, Mastcam Left eye, and MAHLI). These images are the "browse" version of each original data product, not full resolution. They are roughly 256x256 pixels each.
We divided the MSL images into train, validation, and test data sets according to their sol (Martian day) of acquisition. This strategy was chosen to model how the system will be used operationally with an image archive that grows over time. The images were collected from sols 3 to 1060 (August 2012 to July 2015). The exact train/validation/test splits are given in individual files. Full-size images can be obtained from the PDS at https://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search/ .
If you use this data set in your own work, please cite this DOI:
Please also cite this paper, which provides additional details about the data set.
Kiri L. Wagstaff, You Lu, Alice Stanboli, Kevin Grimes, Thamme Gowda, and Jordan Padams. "Deep Mars: CNN Classification of Mars Imagery for the PDS Imaging Atlas." Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2018.