See the First Images from NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover-UPDATE

See the First Images from NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover-UPDATE

UPDATE:  We’ve added another image.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has posted the first raw (unprocessed) images from the Mars Curiosity rover that landed less than an hour ago at Gale Crater on Mars.

The images are posted on JPL’s website:

UPDATE: A new image was posted during the post-landing press conference that clearly shows Curiosity’s shadow on Mars.

Eight images were posted minutes after landing from Curiosity’s front and rear Hazard Cameras.   One of each is shown here.  Admittedly they looked better on NASA TV, but one shows the surface of Mars and the rover’s wheel; the other shows the shadow of the rover, but the better image is above.

Curiosity’s Front Hazcam: Right A:  Photo credit: JPL

Curiosity’s Rear Hazcam: Right A:  Photo credit: JPL

This illustration (courtesy JPL) of Curiosity shows where the front and rear Hazcams are positioned.




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