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Congratulations to Nasa, the rover is down safely.

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  • #16
    This amazing video shows the sequence of events, from first to last.

    "How To get to Mars" is a clip from the IMAX documentary "Roving Mars" from 2006. This is an edited short version. My photos:
    Allan Ostling

    Phoenix, Arizona


    • #17
      I just watched a similar video with my eldest daughter - we both got goose bumps watching the retrothrusters (is there a cooler word?) kicking up dust from the surface. When I taught Astrobiology 3 or 4 years ago one of the questions was which landing site would be picked. They were all cool, but I thought Jezero Crater was the coolest from a biology point of view as a former river delta. Can't wait to see the results that get sent back, this mission is really a big step change from everything that has come before.

      Speaking of cool videos, this one from the Huygens probe landing on Titan always gives me goosebumps