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The first (fake) photo from the Curiosity rover

The first image (above) transmitted by the Curiosity rover from Mars was kind of blurry and unexciting. So the folks on Twitter and Tumblr substituted a more dramatic shot (below). It's circulating with the caption: "NASA just landed a rover on Mars, this is the very first picture. This JUST happened minutes ago."

It actually is a picture of Mars, but it was taken by the Mars Spirit rover in 2005. (link:

Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 06, 2012

After the DECADES I have waited for this moment in history to unfold, I didn't really care HOW blurry/bland the pics were! I am just ecstatic that they came through at all! (After all, the landing sequence was just about as complicated a setup as could possibly be imagined...) gulp cheese

Nice to see that THIS mission was chopped off like the rest of them were!
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Wed Aug 08, 2012  at  07:13 PM
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