christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: August 7th, 2012
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Descent, Photographed

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, an existing NASA satellite orbiting Mars, snapped a photo of Curiosity's descent. Amazingly, the picture not only captured the capsule and parachute, but also the ejected heat shield before it struck the surface. Amazing! I'm wondering if there will be video from the lander at some point? I think the bandwidth just isn't there for video transmission, but we'll see.

by Christopher Heiser on August 7 01:11
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