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Published on August 23rd, 2012 | by James Ayre

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Curiosity Rover Landing On Mars Filmed In High Resolution (VIDEO)

August 23rd, 2012 by

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The high resolution footage of the rover Curiosity landing on Mars has finally been released. This is the first footage of a spacecraft landing on an alien planet, and is in surprisingly high resolution.

It’s definitely worth a watch.

Curiosity has just finished doing most of its system checkups and is preparing to begin its journey to its first target, the Glenelg site.

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The Glenelg site is a unique meeting site of three different terrain types and could hold clues about the past presence of water on the Martian surface.

After its detour to Glenelg the Curiosity rover will begin its journey up the massive Mount Sharp, the primary target of its mission to investigate the possibility of past or current life on Mars.

Source: BBC

Image Credits: NASA/JPL

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's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



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