NASA Caught Curiosity In The Act Of Landing In This Image

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WOW. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to catch Curiosity in the act of landing. In this image, taken from about 340 kilometers away, catches Curiosity while she was being parachuted down to the surface of Mars. It was taken about six minutes into the lander’s “seven minutes of terror.”

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