AEST 00:00, Tue Aug 14 2012
Curiosity, the rover which landed in the Gale Crater on Mars early this month, is sending back images as it completes its mission to discover if the planet can support life.
The rover is now capturing coloured images that show a landscape that closely resembles portions of the southwestern United States.
Meanwhile the landing created a new heartthrob in NASA's control room.
Flight director Bobak Ferdowsi became an internet sensation overnight as he helped guide the Mars rover to a safe landing.
Viewers of the online stream singled him out because of his haircut a mohawk with yellow stars.
Mount Sharp on the horizon.