Published on August 14th, 2012 | by Carl Mundy
Curiosity Opens It’s Eyes
NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, containing the Curiosity rover, touched down on the red planet early on August 6, 2012 (UTC). Using a completely new and somewhat wacky ‘SkyCrane’ landing system, almost everything was perfect. The size of a small car, Curiosity rover is the largest object ever sent to Mars and, after touching Martian soil, readily opened its eyes to provide us with the most detailed images ever captured.
Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS