En image : le parachute de Curiosity photographié par l'orbiteur MRO. Mars Science Laboratory. What's^New?
Mars Exploration Program Director Named - 11/21/2014 Second Time Through, Mars Rover Examines Chosen Rocks NEW: Curiosity Daily Updates from Science Team Members Newest NASA Mars Orbiter Demonstrates Relay Prowess Curiosity Snaps More Than 200,000 Images! Scène d'un atterrissage martien. Scene of a Martian Landing The four main pieces of hardware that arrived on Mars with NASA's Curiosity rover were spotted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured this image about 24 hours after landing. The large, reduced-scale image points out the strewn hardware: the heat shield was the first piece to hit the ground, followed by the back shell attached to the parachute, then the rover itself touched down, and finally, after cables were cut, the sky crane flew away to the northwest and crashed. Relatively dark areas in all four spots are from disturbances of the bright dust on Mars, revealing the darker material below the surface dust.