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First Mars Images from (and of) Curiosity Rover

First Mars Images from (and of) Curiosity Rover


The Curiosity Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) captured the rover's descent to the surface of the Red Planet. The instrument shot 4 fps video from heatshield separation to the ground.

Curiosity's view of the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Mars' Gale crater.
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Curiosity's view of the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Mars' Gale crater. [Link]

EARLIER:


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The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the parachute stage of Curiosity's landing. More info: HiRISE Captures MSL's Descent to Mars.

Soon after it landed on the surface of Mars, Curiosity began transmitting initial images from its hazard cameras:

These images and more appear at NASA's Mars Science Laboratory: Images page. Original unadjusted images appear first at Mars Science Laboratory: Raw Images.

First Mars Images
from Curiosity RoverFirst Mars Images
from Curiosity Rover
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The rover's shadow is visible in the foreground.
NASA pages with more info: left image and right image.
(You may be able to achieve a 3D effect by crossing your eyes so that the images meet.)

First Mars Images
from Curiosity RoverFirst Mars Images
from Curiosity Rover
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One of the rover's wheels is in the lower right corner.
NASA pages with more info: left image and right image.

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