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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9 thoughts on “OMG Look at this: Curiosity photographed while landing!

  1. Worst case scenario:

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

    Fortunately, it didn’t happen.

  2. hahaha.,.,..

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

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