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A Picture of a Spacecraft Landing on Another Planet Taken by Another of Our Spacecraft... [View all]

http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1112670227/mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-curiosity-080612/



Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Photo Of Curiosity’s Descent


August 6, 2012

Image Caption: NASA's Curiosity rover and its parachute were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as Curiosity descended to the surface on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from the rover. Curiosity and its parachute are in the center of the white box; the inset image is a cutout of the rover stretched to avoid saturation. The rover is descending toward the etched plains just north of the sand dunes that fringe "Mt. Sharp." From the perspective of the orbiter, the parachute and Curiosity are flying at an angle relative to the surface, so the landing site does not appear directly below the rover. Credit: NASA

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