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Old August 7 2012, 10:45 AM   #102
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Re: Mars Curiosity Rover... to land 10:31 pm 8/5/2012

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Except for the similar photo that MRO took of Phoenix as it was landing near the martian north pole in 2008.

And the Mars Odyssey photo taken by the Mars Global Surveyor.
Oh, I nearly forgot about the Phoenix one. Amazing stuff. In the Curiosity one though you can see much more detail (assuming that the parachute details in the dark one are post-processing filters, and not retouching). It's uncanny.

Not that those two aren't any less hair-rising when you think what's on them and where they are shot.
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