Curiosity spotted on Mars and more space exploration (photos)

Curiosity spotted on Mars and more space exploration (photos)

Summary: Here's an update on the journey of the newest Martian inhabitant, the rover Curiosity, including a photo of it from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Plus, more space shots.

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  • This image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the crash site of the sky crane that helped Curiosity's spacecraft make a safe landing. Curiosity also appears attract the interest of kids: To Mars, with Kodu: Curiosity rover game gets kids coding

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

  • Here's the parachute and landing site for Curiosity as seen from the spacecraft orbiting Mars.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona


  • This is the path that Curiosity is taking to its destination on the right, Bradbury Landing. As of Tuesday July 4, Curiosity had driven 359 feet. See: Curiosity Mars rover wiggles its wheels and takes a drive.

    Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Topic: Nasa / Space

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  • Amazing

    I'm so grateful to having lived from watching redstone rockets explode on the launch pad to this.

    In other news: apparently the Mars rover, upon landing, killed the last living Martian cat.
    dheady@...
    • Very Clever.

      "Curiosity killed the cat."
      William Farrel
  • It's one of Google's omnipresent mapping vans

    Here's another view, this time hitting a deer:
    http://www.geekologie.com/2009/01/google-maps-van-hits-deer-uplo.php

    Come. See. Conquer. Move on.
    klumper