Mars Rover Curiosity

... whilst landing, as viewed from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

This is an image of a one tonne robot the size of a compact car, parachuting at anywhere from 13,000 to 900 mph, taken from a 15,000 mile orbit above mars, and sent about 300 million miles away (14 minutes to receive the signal on earth) to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in LA county, CA.

Absolutely amazing! Job well done, NASA!!

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