Curiosity's Gale Crater panoramic vistas (pictures)
This 360-degree panorama of the Gale Crater landing site is the first full-color wide-view image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. Click to enlarge (when done viewing, scroll to the bottom right corner of the image to close it). (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Nasa's new Mars rover has returned its first 360-degree colour panorama from the surface of the Red Planet. The Curiosity robot used its wideangle science camera placed high up on a mast to acquire the frames. The low-resolution vista shows at centre the big mountain that lies in the middle of Gale Crater, the deep depression in which the rover landed.
Photos of the surface of Mars from the rover Opportunity