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Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

Landing concept

Landing concept. Image credit: NASA.

As we have previously written  on August the fifth this year, NASA’s Curiosity will land (or crash) on Mars. This very possibility of crashing is what motivated the creation of the below clip.

In this film; “Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror”, NASA along with a production team dramatize what will happen once the rover is about to land. The title “seven minutes of terror” refers to the seven minutes it takes for the radio signals to reach Earth, a period in which the craft has either managed to land successfully on Mars or has crashed.


More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html

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