Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Curiosity and the 7 Minutes of Terror

The night of August 5th will bring more than just a lovely view of the stars and Mars shining in the twilight sky... NASA will be landing CURIOSITY, the newest Mars Rover onto the surface in a series of calculated maneuvers that they are calling the 7 Minutes of Terror. Essentially the pod containing the Rover will undergo several transformations during its 7 minute descent through the thin Martian atmosphere to the planet's rusty red surface. Feel free to watch the thrilling dramatization for yourself and see just how far stellar technology has come in just the last few decades. You can also watch realtime video and updates here. The landing will take place August 5th at 10:31 pm PDT...

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