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The New Martian Landscape

August 6, 2012

It looks a bit like my driveway, but is millions and millions of miles away, and not anything from this Earth.

Mars and space exploration enthusiasts can stay on top of the truly amazing views from Mars Curiosity, now showing on the official image gallery:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/multimedia/gallery-indexEvents.html

Here are my favorites from today (so far).

This one, of the parachute during landing, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera, is spectacular:

Mars landscape, with labels on Rover parts

Mars landscape, with labels on Rover parts. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Parachute imaged by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Curiosity parachute viewed by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Curiosity parachute viewed by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Gale crater, Mars

Gale crater, Mars (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Curiosity images Gale crater detail (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Keep exploring!

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