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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

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ph...uring_EDL2.jpg

And the Mars Odyssey photo taken by the Mars Global Surveyor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mgs_odyssey.gif
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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