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Gallery: Mars Curiosity Sends Back Panorama Of Its New Home Inside Gale Crater
Curiosity, NASA's latest rover to touch down on Mars, sent back its first all-color high-res, 360-degree view of its new home inside the Gale Crater.
The images were taken late last night, and NASA scientists pieced together a full panorama composed of 130 images altogether. The images show the rover itself, as well as its mission destination at Mount Sharp, which can be seen in the distance on the left side of the panorama beginning to rise up.
The photos had to be brightened since the late afternoon light on Mars is twice as dim as our own afternoons on Earth.