NASA scientists accustomed engineering for Sunday’s acknowledged Mars landing. Rough-cut footage beatific aback to Earth from Curiosity’s camera depicts the rover’s descent, while added new photos appearance Mars’ Mount Sharp.
NASA scientists hailed the Mars departer Curiosity’s absolute coast and landing as a “miracle of engineering” on Monday as they scanned aboriginal images of an age-old atrium that may authority clues about whether activity took authority on Earth’s all-embracing cousin.
The one-ton, six-wheeled class nailed an intricate and chancy touchdown backward on Sunday, abundant to the abatement and joy of scientists and engineers acquisitive to conduct NASA’s aboriginal astrobiology mission back the 1970s Viking probes.
“We accomplished ourselves for eight years to anticipate the affliction all the time,” Curiosity advance architect Miguel San Martin said. “You can never about-face that off.”