Topics » Science & Technology   Aug. 15, 2012

Mars Revealed by Intrepid New Rover

Landing Pad

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Spacecraft Landing EllipsesThe First Shots of MarsCelebrating the LandingBlast Site More Blast MarksLanding Pad Gazing Toward Mount SharpMount Sharp Rising

Landing Pad

The tiny blue (color-enhanced) dot in this image is Curiosity, post-touchdown. This image was snapped by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as the satellite flew overhead.

Curiosity landed in the Gale Crater. Soon it will begin its yearlong, four-mile trek to Mount Sharp, which is located out of frame to the southeast.

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