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 Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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