Friday, August 10, 2012

New pictures emerge from Mars

New pictures emerge from Mars
Aug 10, 2012 |

Scientists say the panoramic images are crucial for understanding the landscape of the Red Planet. The planet's brownish-red surface is desolate and pebbly. The mountainous rim of the crater in which the rover landed is off in the distance. They have not anounced any great discoveries; they are simply making sure everything works. The Mars Reconnaissance orbiter captured a space view of where the rover its parachute and parts came to rest. The rover's 17 cameras have sent back pictures of the heat shield separating. Al Jazeera's Brian Rooney reports from Pasadena, California.

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