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Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars

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Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars
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Earlier this morning, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made a safe and intact landing onto the surface of Mars, inside the Gale crater next to a three-mile high mountain. The nearly one-ton rover completed a nine-month journey by acing the landing, making way for a two year expedition to determine whether the planet’s past included some traces of microbial life.

If all of that isn’t amazing enough for you, what if I told you that someone happened to grab a photo of the rover’s descent?

The highResoultion Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which spends its time snapping pictures of Mars 24/7, just released this incredible image of the Curiosity’s descent

Incredible.

Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars
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  • bill scheper

    Incredible achievement-NO DOUBT-now what ? Forget that this pogram is BANKRUPTING us I cancelled my Vacation to Egypt, because I can’t afford it……NASA goes int space (willy-nilly) we BORROW from China ! YA THINK
    LETS ALL GO TO THE SUN, see whats cooking….IS ANYBODY PAYING ATTENTION?
    signing off, Dr. Bill

    • Leonard

      It would help if you could spell. You are an idiot. If you had a brain, you would be dangerous.

    • http://liveguitartutor.com Bob Sutherby

      I’m with Leonard.

    • tom

      Take away man’s quest for knowledge and you have… well, you have BILL.

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