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Friday, September 7, 2012

HiRISE Flying Over Mars Captures Curiosity on the Move

Curiosity's tracks on Mars as seen from high above by HiRISE.
The awe inspiring HiRISE camera over Mars aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured Curiosity's tracks from the Mini Cooper-sized rovers first short journey on Mars. Curiosity is alive, well, and "poetry in motion" as the song "She Blinded Me With Science" would say.

Curiosity is working like a charm so far. Every test conducted has worked well. She has fired her laser, boring holes in rock so that her cameras can record and analyze the rising dust from the rocks under her attention.

The HiRISE camera also caught Curiosity in descent originally, riding its parachute down toward the landing site. For more on what HiRISE has done, follow this link to the University of Arizona's website and catch up on the latest and greatest photos from this beautiful camera system: http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/releases/msl-tracks.php 
HiRISE captured Curiosity's parachute descent.

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