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  • NASA releases low-res video of Mars rover descent

    NASA's Curiosity rover has transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, giving earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world.

  • NASA Curiosity rover sends back 1st color picture

    NASA's Curiosity rover has transmitted its first color photo and a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, giving earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world.

  • This image released on Aug. 7, 2012, by NASA shows the first color view of the north wall and rim of Gale Crater where NASA's rover Curiosity landed two days prior. The picture was taken by the rover's camera at the end of its stowed robotic arm and appears fuzzy because of dust on the camera's cover. (Associated Press/NASA)

    NASA Curiosity rover sends back 1st color picture

    NASA's Curiosity rover has transmitted its first color photo and a low-resolution video showing the last 2½ minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, giving earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world.

  • NASA's new rover sends back 1st color image, video

    NASA's Curiosity rover has beamed back its first color photo from the ancient crater where it landed on Mars and a video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Martian atmosphere, a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world.

  • NASA cheers Mars landing, welcomes new photos

    NASA celebrated the precision landing of a rover on Mars and marveled over the mission's first photographs Monday _ grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of all, the spacecraft's white-knuckle plunge through the red planet's atmosphere.

  • NASA releases low-res video of Mars rover descent

    NASA's Curiosity rover on Monday transmitted a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the Mars atmosphere, giving Earthlings a sneak peek of a spacecraft landing on another world.

  • Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity team member Miguel San Martin (left), chief engineer, Guidance, Navigation, and Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, celebrates Aug. 5, 2012, with Adam Steltzner, MSL entry, descent and landing of the Mars Science Laboratory, after the successful landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at the NASA laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. (Associated Press)

    NASA rover Curiosity sticks landing to win Martian gold

    NASA celebrated the precision landing of a rover on Mars and marveled over the mission's first photographs Monday — grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of all, the spacecraft's white-knuckle plunge through the red planet's atmosphere.

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