The Curiosity Rover Landed Safely On The Surface Of Mars Earlier Today

Since the Curiosity departer landed cautiously on the apparent of Mars beforehand today, we’ve alone been advised to a few atramentous and white photos from the rover’s rear Hazcam. Of course, “only” affectionate of sells it short, and artlessly is about to what’s coming. The few images that we’ve accustomed up to this point are amazing in their own right, but NASA says that bigger, bigger photos are on the way.

The Curiosity departer is able to address bigger affection images – aloof as anon as the rover’s mast is deployed (it contains the high-res cameras). The official Twitter annual of the departer says that after this
week, we’ll alpha seeing “bigger, blush pictures” from the apparent of the Red Planet.

But for now, actuality are some of the images that the Curiosity departer has beatific aback to an afraid public:

“The cameras are attractive anon into the sun, so the top of the angel is saturated. Attractive beeline into the sun does not abuse the cameras. The curve beyond the top are an antiquity alleged “blooming” that occurs in the camera’s detector because of the saturation,” says the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).

And be abiding to assay out the amazing photo airtight by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the departer bottomward via parachute.

The adventure to Mars for the 1,982-pound Curiosity departer took nine months. Its two-year mission involves assay through angel captures and the assay of soil, rock, and atmospheric samples. 

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