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Capturing Curiosity's Progress

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 11:42:49 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
Archived: Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:52:43 -0400
Subject: Capturing Curiosity's Progress


Twelve image slideshow at:

Source: Economist.Com

http://tinyurl.com/9gkflxx

Aug 7th 2012


Capturing Curiosity's Progress
Falling onto Mars
by T.C.

On August 6th Curiosity, the fourth NASA rover to be sent to
Mars, landed successfully.

Over the next couple of years, the rover will investigate
Martian geology, analyse the atmosphere, and attempt to decide
whether Mars has ever been habitable.

For now, though, much attention has been paid to the rover
itself.

The famously complicated landing was broadcast live by NASA, and
the rover's cameras were working during the descent.

The presence in Martian orbit of another spacecraft, the Mars
Reconnaissance Orbiter, even allowed NASA to take spy-satellite
style pictures of the rover as it landed.

Here, we present a selection of pictures chronicling the rover's
journey.


Terry W. Colvin

Tucson, Arizona - 10 June to 13 August 2012



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