OMG Look at this: Curiosity photographed while landing!

Curiosity landed on Mars last night (I assume you were watching). Well, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter managed to take a picture of Curiosity with its parachute! This is so cool. Look:

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). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

How cool is that???? More details here form NASA.


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Wow, that is amazing. High resolution!

Worst case scenario:

Curiosity crashes into Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter - Both crash to the surface.

Fortunately, it didn't happen.

By Minnemooseus (not verified) on 06 Aug 2012 #permalink

I can't wait for 'Curiosity' to get going! The suspense is killing me!

Its parachute.

I can’t wait for ‘Curiosity’ to get going! The suspense is killing me!

How long do we have to wait before we know all went according to plan and start receiving signals .. etc ?


Nice work. Hey, was that that cool orbit software from an iPad you had there for a second near the end?