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NASA Releases First High-Res Panoramic Image From Curiosity Rover On Mars

NASA has released the first high-resolution color mosaic from its Curiosity rover, showing for the very first time the geological environment around its landing site in Gale Crater on Mars.

08/14/2012

In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of August 5 (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

Photos Illustrate Mars Rover’s Precise Landing

The robotic explorer Curiosity’s daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.

08/06/2012

In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of Aug. 5, 2012 PDT and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

Curiosity Rover Touches Down On Mars

The Mars Science Laboratory silently raced toward its target Sunday, picking up speed as it closed in for a 13,200-mph plunge into the Red Planet’s atmosphere and an action-packed seven-minute descent required a rocket-powered “sky crane” to lower the one-ton nuclear-powered rover to the surface. It went off without a hitch.

08/06/2012

In this handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech, one of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on the evening of Aug. 5, 2012 PDT and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

NASA Rover Lands On Mars After Plummet

The most high-tech Mars rover ever built has landed on the red planet.

08/06/2012

The panoramic camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the rover's landing site, the Columbia Memorial Station  January 18, 2004 at Gusev Crater, on Mars. The rover is expected to travel northeast, 250 meters (820 feet), to a large crater.  (Photo by NASA/JPL/Cornell via Getty Images)

Watch Mars Rover Curiosity Land On Red Planet With NASA

NASA is opening its doors to a select group of space enthusiasts to watch the latest Mars rover, Curiosity, land on the Red Planet.

06/08/2012

In this handout released by NASA, angular and smooth surface of rocks are seen in an image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on Jan. 6, 2003. (credit: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/ Cornell University via Getty Images)

Researcher: Obama Budget ‘End Of The Mars Program’

NASA is making a cosmic U-turn on the road to Mars.

02/27/2012

In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA) on July 16, 2008, The Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on Mars, is pictured from ESA's Mars Express. (credit: ESA via Getty Images)

Mars Lost: NASA Cutting Mission To Red Planet

Scientists say NASA is about to propose major cuts in its exploration of other planets, especially Mars. And NASA’s former science chief is calling it irrational.

02/10/2012

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