Mars Rover Curiosity Landing: 1st Photos from Mars |


The first shot, taken immediately after landing. W00t!

Early Curiosity photo


…and Curiosity’s shadow. On Mars. My mind reels.

Best comment, from Lilek’s Bleat-
Watched the Curiosity landing last night. Magnificent. I was disappointed by the first few snapshots. I mean, after the brilliance and multi-fold  technological pirouette of a landing (supersonic parachutes, descent stages, heat shield jettison, retro rockets, skycrane), all we get is Apollo 11 grainy black and white photos akin to cave dwelling scratchings? Honestly, I expected an Instagram.