Mars Science Laboratory lands on Mars


This morning the Mars Science Laboratory called Curiosity landed at Gale Crater on Mars. This rover will likely produce many surprising result /however it already produced one of the most amazing images ever taken of Mars. The picture was not taken by Curiosity but of it as it descended on it parachute shortly before landing.


 

Curtesy of NASA/JPL
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This image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter while orbiting Mars above the rover Curiosity.  In the process MRO took one the most amazing shots of Mars actually photographing Curiosity and its parachute during its landing on Mars. We look forward to images the data that will be coming down from Curiosity in the weeks and months ahead and we plan to give you an analysis of those images and data as it becomes available,

 

 

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