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Curiosity Descent "Audio" Captured by ESA Mars Express Spacecraft

An audio recording taken by the ESA Mars Express Spacecraft of the terrorizing descent of MSL. While no human 'heard' Curiosity arrive at Mars, the radio signals transmitted during descent and recorded by Mars Express have been processed and shifted into human-audible frequencies.

The image is from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance orbiter which captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot-wide (almost 16 meter) parachute as it descended towards its landing site at Gale Crater.


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