NASA receives first images from newly landed Mars rover Curiosity

The Mars science rover Curiosity beamed back its first images from the Martian surface moments.

NASA receives first images from newly landed Mars rover Curiosity

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Mars science rover Curiosity beamed back its first images from the Martian surface moments after a make-or-break landing to begin a two-year search for evidence that the Red Planet once harbored the ingredients necessary for life.

"I can't believe this. This is unbelievable," said Allen Chen, the deputy leader of the rover's descent and landing team, as the first three pictures of the rocky terrain, one of them showing a wheel of the vehicle, arrived at mission control.

Last Mod: 06 Ağustos 2012, 10:00
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