NASA Curiosity Rover beams back first color pictures of MarsAugust 12, 2012 by: Rituraj Mishra
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has landed on Mars and the better news is that it’s been five days. It has been sending few black and white pictures till date but now the first color pictures have been sent back. Now a complete 360 degree of panorama of the landing site is visible which a visually exhilarating experience.
The $2.5 billion rover has passed all the system check and is now fully operational, hence the pictures. But apart from the camera work, the rover has a fully functional astrobiology lab. The lab will help in analyzing the chemical composition of the nearby rocks in great details. These will definitely help in determining once and for all if there is water on Mars.
More pictures are expected in the coming days which would provide a better view of the surface of Mars and we hope NASA gets the data that it is looking for. These definitely make the money spent worth it.