Wonder what it was like to be Curiosity in those final moments of its eight-and-a-half month journey, just as it was about to touch down on Mars?
You can find out through this video, which Mars Curiosity tweeted out Monday night with a message that began, "Look out below!"
The stop-motion video was created from 297 frames shot during the final two-and-a-half minutes before the rover touched down.
Curiosity also tweeted out a photo of itself being gently carried down to the Red Planet via parachute:
And check outof the rover's first day in Mars. includes several shots in which the fisheye effect of the camera has been flattened out, giving us a view like what Curiosity actually sees. Plus there's a spectacular view of Mount Sharp, which Curiosity will climb during its two-year assignment, as well as Curiosity's first color photos.
And once again, to remind us of how sweet this victory was, let's take a look at how the NASA control room celebrated when they knew for certain that Curiosity had successfully landed:
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