NASA has just released the best-looking photo (above) we have of the Gale Crater, the piece of the Red Planet where Mars rover Curiosity landed last night. The photo shows the rim of the crater on the horizon and a gravel field in the foreground, as seen through a fisheye lens, a part of the many cameras Curiosity has on board.
Even though this image is twice the size of the first sent out by the rover, we'll be seeing plenty of amazing images (with more pixels) soon. What you see here was taken with one of Curiosity's lower resolution hazard avoidance cameras; the higher resolution, full-color images will be beamed back in the coming days.
Looks like your new home USA. Go there and stay there.
highermorals - then who would pay your room and board?
hot damn i want to start a homestead there!
to mars or bust!
I think highermorals got a bit too high...
highermorals - How about you thank the USA for your computer, the internet, and the ability to post your uncensored radical & racist comment. People like you cause war... then lose. :-)
You can thank your poorly structured statement and grammar on your country's lack of infrastructure and public education.
Plus we would never just vacate north america. That's ridiculous.. if anything well just occupy your country and take over your govn'mt. Thanks!
Looking forward to some hi-def color photos. Anyone see the Curiosity compared to past rovers? Such a major difference. Plus 1 for USA
I followed the previous two rovers that landed and I can't wait to see what this one can discover!!!
@ Varsity (high five) Kudos to NASA and USA!
Thank you Varsity, hater go away!
America's public education system is not a very strong argument against anyone. Also, the comment was radical not racists. That, and people like you are the reason for pointless warfare. Being that you were the one to jump to taking over another ones country for voicing an opinion that differed from your own.
However, definitely a plus 1 for the US and I am really excited about the future of mars exploration.
@xBrandtx...if you had been following highermorals previous comments you would realize he is either a troll or an anti-american from a muslum country spreading hate which makes him a racist, those are not his opinions, just hate...Varsity just got a little carried away responding to his hate, cheers
can't we all just get along? I mean come on, we are all human beings here; if you are not, then there's something wrong here. we all have come from the same place, even though there are hundreds and hundreds of lanuages and cultures in the world, there is still one unitary ideal that makes us human. get past tribal bullshit boy and girls. but anyways, back to this; I for one think that for the amount NASA is getting funded annually, I feel that this is yet another pointless waste of money. I mean we have put up numerous other rovers and Satellites but yet they can't even afford to get to mars or have a plan till late 2030. put that money towards something better like deeps space travel or new propulsion or matter-of-fact A DAMN NEW SHIP! lots of other things to put the money towards. These pictures better be damn good ones in color. seems like yet just another rover digging into the ground and rumaging around rocks....just my opinion.
you obviously don't understand the advancemnets that come from investments in science...so if it is all a waste of time and money, just toss your computer in the trash, negative cheers
you obviously didn't get what i'm trying to say. I support NASA and its programs whole-heartedly, but the problem is with annual budget if 17 billion dollars for everything that you see. I mean yet again another rover on Mars. thats great. I would just like them to put more time/money/research on other programs. Yea sure. its a larger, more advanced rover that has better instruments yeahhh for them! thats great. I'm all about science man, I would just like to see them put the money to a better use. rather than having to sell one of their space telescopes to Cal tech to pay the bills. give NASA more funding and then it would be another story.