First HD pictures from Mars

Nasa has released the first high-definition colour pictures of Mars sent back to Earth by the Curiosity rover. Curiosity beamed back a recorded voice message from the red planet.

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Nasa release first high-definition pictures of Mars

Nasa has released the first high-definition colour pictures of Mars sent back to Earth by the Curiosity rover.

The base of Mars' Mount Sharp is pictured in this Nasa handout photo taken by the Curiosity rover. Credit: Reuters / Nasa

The images come from the base of Mars' Mount Sharp where scientists will search for clues as to whether water once flowed on the red planet's surface.

The Curiosity rover landed on Mars on August 6. Credit: Reuters / Nasa

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