Sunday, August 5, 2012

Curiosity Has Landed!

Curiosity is on the surface of Mars, looking safe and sound, and it is already sending back pictures! Today is a great day for all humanity!

First pictures:

Update: I made a color version of the first good quality image available. I tried to be as accurate as possible. Enjoy!

Update 2: If you, for some reason, could not watch the events unfold live, here is a short video to recapture the excitement and emotion during the landing at JPL:

Update 3: This incredible pictured was captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter while listening to the transmission from the rover during its descent:

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