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Curiosity drops in on Mars – in Hi-res

Thu 23 August 2012, 9:50pm

Nasa’s mobile Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), the 900kg rover Curiosity, may have started roving on the surface of Mars, but there’s still room for more stunning video of its descent. In high-resolution.  Audio from mission control can also be heard, counting down the critical events.  Video from JPL News

This movie from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows most of the high-resolution frames acquired by the Mars Descent Imager between the jettison of the heat shield and touchdown.

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  1. Mister_Joe (profile) says:

    Pretty amazing.
    Have the denyers come out yet to prove that it is all fake?

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  2. ThomasMourne (profile) says:

    Amazing stuff indeed.

    BUT
    There have now been 50 Mars missions of which over half have failed. Total cost to date – at least $100 billion.

    Each mission has had the objective of finding signs of life on the planet. When does somebody decide that the money would be better spent on improving our own planet?

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  3. Mister_Joe (profile) says:

    When we stop being curious about where life came from. So, never.

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