Curiosity – Pictures roll in

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Here’s a small selection of pics from the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL, or Curiosity) lander, to warm the heart of a space-tragic.

You can see all that’s on offer from NASA here, but for now, enjoy these.

Of course, the growing library of pictures will still not be enough to convince the conspiracy theorists that we ever went to Mars. If you’re one of those, perhaps just enjoy the photo-shop skills on offer from NASA.

#1: A view of Mt. Sharp, and the lander’s shadow.

#2: The MSL lander and chute caught in descent by another orbiting instrument, the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE):

#3: The HiRISE picture with the MSL bit magnifiied

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