Mars rover Curiosity sends back more postcards from Red Planet

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 20:30 in Astronomy & Space

PASADENA, California (Reuters) - The science rover Curiosity took a break from instrument checks on its third full day on Mars to beam back more pictures from the Red Planet, including its first self-portrait and a 360-degree color view of its home in Gale Crater, NASA said on Thursday.

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