24 August 2012

This is One to remember! Mars in 50 seconds.

Watch how the Mars Science Laboratory landed on the planet Mars.

This is a full-resolution version of the NASA Curiosity rover descent to Mars, taken by the MARDI descent imager. This video, put together by Daniel Luke Fitch, uses all but a dozen of the full resolution 1600×1200 frames (some haven’t been uploaded from the rover yet). The result is a mind-blowing, HD view of Curiosity’s view as it landed — and it also shows the best views yet of the heat shield impact.

Here is a picture of the camera used to catch this memorable moment in history.

Source of Camera picture: Wikipedia
Source article: Nancy Atkinson Universe Today