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Curiosity Sends Back First Color Image
2012-08-07 12:37:50

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity rover has sent back the first color image of the Martian landscape, taken on the afternoon of the first day after landing. The color image was photographed by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on August 6. In the image, the Red Planet shows its worthy of the name, but you can easily see the north wall and rim of Gale Crater. NASA said the image is murky...

Mars Science Lab – Connecting The Past And The Future
2012-08-03 09:26:46

[ Watch the Video "Seven Minutes of Terror" ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online John Donne, the poet, wrote, "No man is an island, Entire of itself."  That is as true of technology as it is of people. When the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover lands in Gale Crater, it will be drawing on support from missions past, and creating data and contributions for missions decades in the future. "Curiosity is a bold step forward in learning about our...

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