Panoramas from Mars

NASA’s rover Curiosity touched down deep in a Martian crater early Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, after a picture-perfect descent and landing, beginning what promises to be one of the most ambitious planetary missions in history. View more photos from the rover.

August 27: Tracks mark the first two drives of NASA's Curiosity rover.
(Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

August 27: This panorama shows the rover's landing site, including the highest part of Mount Sharp that's visible to the rover.
(Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)

August 22: This image shows the first track marks made by the rover. The rover is about 20 feet from its landing site. The base of Mount Sharp is visible in the distance, to the left of the tracks. (Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

August 9: This panorama was taken from inside the Gale Crater on Mars. The cameras that took this picture are located on the mast of the rover and are casting a shadow on the ground. The rim of the Gale Crater is to the left of the shadow, and the base of Mount Sharp to the right. (Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

August 9: This image from shows the first 360-degree color panorama taken on Mars by the rover. The panorama was stitched together using images taken by the rover's mast camera. (Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)

SOURCE: NASA. Published Aug. 10, 2012. Updated Oct. 2, 2012.

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