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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures amazing image of Curiosity Rover’s descent

by Laura Domela

August 06, 2012 at 12:25 PM

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MRO is a satellite flying high above the Martian surface and beaming back amazing data about the planet. Before the descent, engineers were hoping to line up the orbiter in the right spot to capture a few quick shots of Curiosity’s landing sequence and it appears they were able to. The image shows Curiosity’s supersonic parachute — the largest ever used on an interplanetary mission — with the rover tucked beneath it.

via Wired

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