Best of Curiosity’s photos from Mars

NASA’s latest adventure to Mars has given the world more than just glimpses of a new alien landscape. It opened a window into the trip itself, from video footage of the landing to a photo of the rover hanging by a parachute to a shot of discarded spacecraft hardware strewn across the surface. The photos that are coming back from the mission are fascinating, as are the stories behind them.

We’ve collected some of our favorite images so far. Click here to take a look.

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Interactive 360 degree panorama from Curiosity

Full color, high-resolution panorama from Curiosity

Website for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars Science Laboratory

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