High resolution footage shows the descent of NASA’s Curiosity rover on to the surface of Mars

High resolution footage shows the descent of NASA's Curiosity rover on to the surface of Mars

This incredible movie from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows most of the high-resolution frames acquired by the Mars Descent Imager as it headed towards the surface of Mars.

The stop-frame video shows the jettisoning of the heat shield followed by the triumphant and touchdown.

I love this shit!

PS How’s this for a breathtakingly stupid comment on the YouTube page:

“No American flag planted? And why use foreign language for measuring, meters? What a waste of money.”

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