National Geographic : 2013 Jul
This is what you’d see from Curiosity’s landing site. The rover made this panorama of Gale crater with a camera perched about six feet off the ground, like human eyes. At left and right are gray blast marks left by the sky crane’s rockets as it landed the rover. In the distance lies three-mile-high Mount Sharp, where Curiosity is headed. NASA/JPL/MSSS Watch a video from curiosity’s descent and learn more about the rovers on our digital editions.