NASA released a low resolution stop motion video showing the Curiosity rover’s final descent onto Mars.
It may not look like much, but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab scientists were going nuts when they saw the video. The recording begins with the protective heat shield falling away and ends with dust kicked up as the rover drops into a Martian crater.
Curiosity landed successfully on Sunday. It is the most advanced device ever to land on the red planet and promises to search for signs of past life on Mars.
A full, better-quality video is forthcoming.