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HD video released of Mars rover’s descent

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Posted at 9:53 PM, Aug 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-16 23:53:39-04

NASA released its first true high-definition video of the Mars rover Curiosity descending to the surface of the red planet. Watch as the heat shield falls away as the rover gently floats down.

Mobile users can see the video posted here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju0Q6TWMYHw

See the animation of the landing here to get another perspective: