Mars rover Curiosity brings back Nasa’s first 3D images from the Martian surface | Mail Online

Mars rover Curiosity brings back Nasa’s first 3D images from the Martian surface | Mail Online.

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The first 3D images from Nasa’s Curiosity rover have been beamed back to earth, revealing the lander’s wheel and its shadow cast on the martian surface.The image was made from a stereo pair of Hazard-Avoidance Cameras on the front of the rover. Nader Nazemi

This is absolutely amazing. 3D pictures of the Red Planet. A new dawn has arrived and sharp images from Mars will soon be flooding to Earth to showcase the surface of the planet and where testing will begin to analyze samples and the Hunt for life on the Planet. This is absolutely one of the momentous moments in human history.

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Scientists have begun activating Curiosity’s 17 different cameras. These stunning 3D images show the rover’s landing site, with its wheel and body clearly visible in the bottom right.Nader Nazemi

New pictures show the discarded parachute and heat shield on the martian surface

Scientists begin testing the scientific instruments

Main camera discard its cover, revealing sharpest pictures so far from the rover

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This amazing image from the HiRise camera shows the Curiosity lander on Mars along with the components of its landing system.Nader Nazeim

The Curiosity rover today sent back the first 3D images of the martian surface as Mission controllers began testing out its camera systems. The rover also sent back the first ‘clear’ pictures of its new home in the Gale crater after a dust cover was successfully jettisoned from one of its main cameras. Nasa also today released new images of the surface of the red planet showing the rover and the discarded landing casing and parachute on the red planet’s surface.

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The Martian lander has also sent back its first colour image, here superimposed onto a simulation of the martian surface.Nader Nazemi

It is the first of dozens of images set to be released over the coming days as Nasa begins testing out the scientific instruments that will let the car sized rover search for the ingredients of life.

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A view through a Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA’s Curiosity rover before and after the clear dust cover was removed. Both images were taken by a camera at the front of the rover.Nader Nazemi

Nasa has also revealed amazing new images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which  captured the Curiosity rover and the components that helped it survive its seven-minute ordeal from space to its present location in Mars’ Gale Crater.

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The parachute and back shell of NASA’s Curiosity rover strewn across the surface of Mars.Nader Nazemi

The nuclear-powered, six-wheel Curiosity will spend the next two years chiseling into rocks and scooping up soil at Gale Crater to determine whether the environment ever had the right conditions for microbes to thrive.

It will spend a chunk of its time driving to Mount Sharp where images from space reveal signs of past water on the lower flanks.

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