Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Curiosity's Mars Landing (Photos&Video)

Incase you were living under a rock for the past week, I'm sure you've heard that we landed another rover on the red planet Mars once again. A flawless touchdown occurred Sunday with much success.... and if that wasn't enough NASA captured photos of the incredible event with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. 
Check out and photos and the recorded live coverage of the historic event below! 

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NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from Curiosity.
First image Curiosity sent back.
High-Definition color images are expected to arrive in one week.
(Why initial photos taken are blurry at this link)

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