Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Couriosity's Seven Minutes of Terror

In a similar vein to yesterday, here's a fascinating video about the upcoming landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars next Sunday. This landing is going to be the most complicated landing maneuver ever attempted by mankind, and it's going to be so far away that the time it takes the signal to get back to Earth is longer than the time the landing will take, should everything go smoothly. It also explains stuff a lot better than I can, so I'm going to stop talking now so you can watch the movie.

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