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Curiosity's panoramic self-portrait lets you explore a tiny corner of Mars

The Curiosity Rover has taken enough self-portraits that it could be mistaken for a teenager with a brand new smartphone, but its latest self-shot is especially cool. We not only get a panoramic view of Curiosity sitting in the Gale Crater, we also get to explore its current work site a bit more closely. » 2/23/13 10:30am 2/23/13 10:30am

Feast your eyes on Curiosity's latest photos of Mars, including new telephoto views of Mt. Sharp!

You're looking at a small section of a vast and colorful panoramic view of Mars, one of the latest to be beamed back by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama (click here for full-res) shows a 360-degree view of the rover's landing site, and a clear shot of the highest visible reaches of Mount Sharp, the rover's primary… » 8/28/12 12:03pm 8/28/12 12:03pm

This summer, NASA's Curiosity rover will attempt the most ambitious Martian landing in history

NASA has upped the ante on the August landing of Curiosity, the largest, most scientifically capable planetary rover ever built. By shrinking the size of its target landing zone, the Agency hopes to place Curiosity closer to its experimental target, while saving it months of travel time. » 6/12/12 8:25am 6/12/12 8:25am