Top: A view of Curiosity parachuting through the Martian atmosphere, imaged by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on August 5. This image was made about one minute prior to landing.
Center left: Steve Collins waits during the “Seven Minutes of Terror”, as the rover approaches the surface of mars, inside NASA’s Spaceflight Operations Facility.
Center right: Bobak Ferdosi, NASA’s activity lead for the Curiosity mission, celebrates with other members of the mission team with his lucky haircut.
Bottom: An image taken by Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover — its main science target, Mount Sharp.
See more. [Images: Reuters, Getty, NASA-JPL-Caltech, Los Alamos National Laboratory/James Rickman]
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