Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-Porn of the Day: Curiosity Has Landed on Mars!

Just in case you missed it, here's one of the most amazing photos of the Space Age: the new Mars lander Curiosity descending into the atmosphere of Mars by parachute, as photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars.

Click the image to see NASA's Curiosity website, which has lots more photos and videos.

Think about that for a moment: A robotic explorer in orbit around the planet Mars has photographed a new robotic lander plummeting toward the surface below.

We live in an age of wonders.

Tags: age of wonders, astronomy, the space age

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