A traveling robotic geologist from NASA has landed on Mars and returned stunning images of the area around its landing site in Gusev Crater.
First Look at Spirit at Landing Site
This is one of the first images beamed back to Earth shortly after the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit landed on the red planet.
Image credit: NASA/JPL
Mars Exploration Rover Spirit successfully sent a radio signal after the spacecraft had bounced and rolled for several minutes following its initial impact at 11:35 p.m. EST (8:35 p.m. Pacific Standard Time) on January 3.
"This is a big night for NASA," said NASA Administrator Sean OKeefe. "Were back. I am very, very proud of this team, and were on Mars."
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