Rational Conservatism from the Rocky Mountains
Well, too boring to be faked, right?
Wait a minute! What’s that little creature I see in the upper right??
These photos were done as a test of the system to ensure that the landing was fully successful. The rover had not yet retracted it’s shroud, so it could only shoot downward. Also it was deliberately a small resolution photo because they had only a short window to relay the signal to earth before the Odyssey was out of range of Curiosity.
One photo is of the wheel of the rover. The other photo is a very wide angle fisheye that just barely captures the plains where the rover landed.
Hopefully today we’ll start seeing higher resolution and color photos.
color would be nice
Color is coming. It may be a week before they finish all the shakedown stuff and start actually taking photos. I’m not sure when they currently plain to raise the “periscope” which contains the hi-res cameras. Hopefully that will go well.
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