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Dropping in on Mars: A Rover's-Eye View

This movie from NASA's Curiosity rover shows all the "thumbnail" frames acquired by the Mars Descent Imager between the jettison of the heat shield and touchdown. The video, obtained on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT), covers the last two and one-half minutes before touchdown in Gale Crater.

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Last Updated: 10 Aug 2012