06 Aug '12, 11pm

First Color Image from Curiosity in Descent Phase [UPDATE 2: VIDEO]

First Color Image from Curiosity in Descent Phase [UPDATE 2: VIDEO]

We've been expecting to see an image from the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) sometime today (that would be, Sol 1 for Curiosity on Mars), and here it is, more amazing than we could ever have imagined. You're seeing one single low resolution thumbnail from a video looking straight down that MARDI recorded between the time that the heat shield detached and the time that Curiosity touched down, showing the shield dropping away from Curiosity as she heads for the surface. And there's more. [UPDATE: NOW WITH VIDEO!] The above pic is taken from high up, but this one is taken from much lower down (at about 20 meters in altitude), as the sky crane thrusters kick up a cloud of dust: Incredible. Even more incredible: video! MARDI, remember , is mounted on the side of Curiosity, positioned at the left front corner and pointing downwards. Its entire job is to take descent imagery for a f...

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