Wheels down on Mars

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Wheels down on Mars

Postby PomfretPlunge » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:12 am

Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity rover) landed successfully tonite
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Re: Wheels down on Mars

Postby PomfretPlunge » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:47 am

Here's a picture of the lander coming down on its parachute. This was taken by one of the orbiters that has been circling there for several years:

http://news.discovery.com/space/big-...se-120806.html


And here's a movie that shows what Curiosity saw as it descended. The pictures were taken by a camera pointing down from the bottom of the rover. One of the first things you see is the heat shield dropping away, and then the Red Planet getting closer and closer.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/video...a_id=149974611
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Re: Wheels down on Mars

Postby Jeffy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:05 pm

Then Curiosity saw this:
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