Last August, NASA landed Curiosity on the surface of Mars. Now, after almost one year of preliminary investigations, the most scientifically capable rover in history has its sights set on its primary scientific target, Mount Sharp – a three-mile-high peak at the center of Gale Crater.
Hey everyone, look! It's NASA's space litter!
Behold, the Curiosity rover's first color image of Mars. It's beautiful. Dusty, but beautiful. And yet, it might not even be the second-most exciting photograph we've received from Curiosity since it landed. Here's why.