POSTED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 9:44pm
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA's latest adventure to Mars has given the world more than just glimpses of a new alien landscape.
It opened a window into the trip itself, from video footage of the landing to a photo of the rover hanging by a parachute to a shot of discarded spacecraft hardware strewn across the surface. And the best views — of Mars and the journey there — are yet to come.
"Spectacular," mission deputy project scientist Joy Crisp said of the footage. "We've not had that before."
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