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I interrupt my holiday to bring you… Mars!

06 Aug

The latest Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Martian surface and has sent back the first images to NASA.

This image was taken by Front Hazcam: Right A (FHAZ_RIGHT_A) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 0 (2012-08-06 05:20:36 UTC) .

This image was taken by Rear Hazcam: Left A (RHAZ_LEFT_A) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 0 (2012-08-06 05:18:38 UTC) .

For more images sent by Curiosity, click here.  As for the NASA Team, they were elated with the success of Curiosity.

Screenshots I got from Ustream broadcast. TOUCHDOWN CONFIRMED. Receiving information from the surface of Mars!! Congrats JPL!! Images coming down! (via thescienceofreality)

There were even those who gave honourary tribute to the success of the mission.

In honor of Curiosity’s successful landing, I present “Three Generations,” courtesy of John Klose , JPL employee since 2002. It shows the Mars landers Spirit (foreground), Opportunity (middle), and Curiosity (background) taken in front of JPL building 180, aka the Directors building. (via spytap)

Naturally, there was congratulations all around, even the President giving his own words of appreciation.

I congratulate and thank all the men and women of NASA who made this remarkable accomplishment a reality—and I eagerly await what Curiosity has yet to discover. ~President Obama on last night’s rover landing on Mars (viabarackobama)

We’ll be watching and hoping that this will give new information about the mysterious red planet.

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2 Comments

Posted by on August 6, 2012 in photos, randomness

 

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2 responses to “I interrupt my holiday to bring you… Mars!

  1. dylan

    March 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Opportunity and spirit look the same

     
  2. Tim

    March 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    That’s rather poetic.

    Granted, I’m not certain how that pertains to the topic at hand. But, I guess that’s fine, considering you can see them both as an aspect of exploration of Mars.

     

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