First Colour Photo Of Martian Landscape From Curiosity Mars Rover

Shooting a robot millions of kilometres from Earth and landing it on another planet is incredibly impressive and all, but it wasn't a just an aeronautical physics experiment. We went there to collect data. Now we've got some: the first colour images from Curiosity.

The image was taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera, and it shows the north wall and rim of the Gale Crater. The image quality of photos from the rover will improve mightily in the next few weeks once the dust cover on the camera is removed, but this is plenty pretty for now. [NASA via Twitter]


    Umm.. plenty pretty? No doubt the images will improve, but let's not get carried away here!

      Yeah exactly. Doesn't matter where they were taken... the picture is unbelievably boring and terrible quality.

        I don't know about you guys, but a colour photo taken ON THE SURFACE OF ANOTHER PLANET from the most advanced rover ever conceived is nothing short of pretty.

    They could of sent an iphone up there and it would of been clearer. WHY NOT?

      Antenna issues.

    One day we might get to see a video in color, one day!

    Curiosity is taking artsy sideways shots?
    Are we next going to see some low-fi Instagram filters on the next batch of pics received?

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