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HD video released of Mars rover’s descent

Posted: 9:53 PM, Aug 16, 2012
Updated: 2012-08-16 23:53:39-04
HD video released of Mars rover’s descent

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: