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"Curiosity" sends back the first full-resolution images of Mars – NASA scientist Dr. Michael Meyer weighs in

Lead scientist for NASA's Mars Exploration Program Dr. Michael Meyer weighs in on the first full-resolution images the "Curiosity" rover sent back of Mars’ rocky surface.

Two new photographs, stitched together into a single image, show the red planet's rocky surface in striking detail. The early pictures are being compares to the Mojave Desert.

Dr. Meyer talks about curiosity and its recent discoveries. He says, “It’s a very precious asset that we now have on Mars. It’s priceless.” “One of the things we’re excited about is that even in our landing area we see several different types of soil regulate in the area that might in fact help us understand gale craters.”

Dr. Meyer also weighs in on NASA sensation Bobak Ferdowsi – better known as the "Mohawk Guy."

Filed under: Curiosity • NASA • Space
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