Shadow of Curiosity Rover on Mars, from @MarsCuriosity
NASA’s Curiosity Rover has touched down on Gale Crater in Mars, as scheduled. Curiosity survived the “seven minutes of terror” and landed on the cold Martian landscape without a hair out of place, how wonderful!
This is such a kick-ass video, I hope our CHAOS2012 participants have seen this.
Curiosity will be there for a year, searching, not for life on mars, but signs of once-habitable environments.
Follow twitter account @MarsCuriosity – or you might have friends enthusiastically retweeting – the lonely craft landed with its warm, cheerful personality intact, how can you not resist?!
Read about Curiosity, watch the JPL videos and see the Guardian’s live blog of the landing.