Decent of NASA’s Curiosity rover captured 

HiRISEThe High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured NASA’s Curiosity rover and its parachute as it descended on Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). 

Curiosity and its parachute are in the center of the white box. The rover is landing on the etched plains just north of the sand dunes that fringe “Mt. Sharp.” 

Photo credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona 

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