Mars Curiosity Beams First High-Res Pic

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August 6, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

In an almost giddy late-night press conference, the NASA Mars Science Laboratory team celebrated the Curiosity Rover’s successful landing on a “nice, flat spot — beautiful, really beautiful” on Mars. It’s a patch of dusty land that’s since been immortalized in a couple of low-resolution thumbnails that arrived at mission control moments after Curiosity touched down. Now there’s a new pic — and Curiosity’s new home is coming into focus.

The image arrived early this morning, around the same time that the MSL team sat down for their first post-landing press conference. According to the web site, the image was captured with Curiosity’s fish eye lens (part of a pair of lenses) a…
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via Mashable


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