Mars rover Curiosity is getting situated in its new home and has raised its mast camera, allowing it to send its first panoramic photo of the Red Planet, NASA said Wednesday.
The black-and-white photo shows distant hills on the horizon. Curiosity is expected to send a better quality image in the next few days, NASA scientists said.
All of the rover's antennas are in working order, allowing it to send back data successfully, the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said.
Curiosity survived a perilous landing Monday and is to study whether conditions on Mars were ever right for life.
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