07 August 2012

Mars: Loads of images of and from rover Curiosity

NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, has landed on the Red Planet.
The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars early Monday EDT to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

On this image you can see the deployed parachute of the rover descending to the surface of the planet Mars. This image was caught by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft orbiting Mars.

You can see more images of the rover Curiosity on Nasa's website HERE

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