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Curiosity on Mars

Wall of Gale Crater – This color image from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows part of the wall of Gale Crater, the location on Mars where the rover landed on Aug. 5, 2012 PDT (Aug. 6, 2012 EDT)

FROM NASA, which has a bevy of photographs of Curiosity on Mars.

If you’re interested in the mission of Curiosity, Carl Franzen is doing a bang up job covering it.

A Clear Look at the Rover Deck

This full-resolution image shows part of the deck of NASA’s Curiosity rover taken from one of the rover’s Navigation cameras looking toward the back left of the rover.

On the left of this image, part of the rover’s power supply is visible. To the right of the power supply can be seen the pointy low-gain antenna and side of the paddle-shaped high-gain antenna for communications directly to Earth. The rim of Gale Crater is the lighter colored band across the horizon. The effects of the descent stage’s rocket engines blasting the ground can be seen on the right side of the image, next to the rover.

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2 Responses to Curiosity on Mars

  1. TPAZ August 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Are you sure this isn’t a picture taken outside of Yuma, Arizona? :lol:

  2. Taylor Marsh August 14, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    hehheheh… :cool:

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