The Very First Pictures Of Curiosity On Mars

After a tricky landing sequence, the folks at NASA succeeded in pulling off the most ambitious Mars mission yet. The Mars rover Curiosity safely landed on the Red Planet’s surface early Monday morning for those on the East Coast. 

Within minutes of touch down the six-wheeled roving laboratory already beamed back a few pictures. 

A picture of one of one of Curiosity’s wheels on the soil of Mars:


Photo: @MarsCuriosity

Curiosity casting a shadow on the ground in Mars’ Gale crater:


Photo: @MarsCuriosity

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