Monday, August 6, 2012
HiRISE Spots Curiosity
As if surviving the Seven Minutes of Terror wasn't accomplishment enough...
NASA's HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on the MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) snapped a picture - from orbit - as Curiosity descended by parachute to the surface of Mars. Of course, it's not even the first time HiRISE has clicked the shutter on another NASA Mars probe. In 2008 it captured an image of the Phoenix lander as it arrived for its stay near the Martian north pole.
Amazing stuff, and we could all use a little amazing these days.