Curiosity sends back flood of new views from Mars
By Associated Press - PASADENA, California (AP)
08th August 2012 08:36 PM
NASA has received a flood of new black-and-white images from the Curiosity rover on Mars that it will stitch together to make a panorama.
The photos began pouring in Wednesday morning after the nuclear-powered rover raised its camera-equipped mast.
The raw images reveal the rover's shadow on the ground and the Martian horizon.
Curiosity has beamed home a steady stream of images since touching down Sunday, including the first color view from the landing site.
Better views are expected over the next several days, including a color panorama.
Curiosity is on a two-year mission to examine whether the ancient Martian environment ever had conditions favorable for microbial life.
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