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Curiosity Drops in on Mars in High-Res

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Published on Aug 23, 2012

This movie from NASA's Curiosity rover shows most of the high-resolution frames acquired by the Mars Descent Imager between the jettison of the heat shield and touchdown.

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  1. 166

    What's Up for November 2012

  2. 167

    Curiosity Rover Report (Nov. 1, 2012): First CheMin Results

  3. 168

    Mars in a Minute: Is Mars Red Hot?

  4. 169

    Cassini: 15 Years of Exploration

  5. 170

    Curiosity Rover Report (Oct. 26, 2012): Working with Curiosity's ChemCam Laser

  6. 171

    Curiosity Rover Report (Oct. 19, 2012) Mars Soil Sample Delivered

  7. 172

    Curiosity Rover Report (Oct. 12, 2012) Here's the Scoop!

  8. 173

    What's Up for October 2012

  9. 174

    Curiosity's First Scoopful of Mars

  10. 175

    Curiosity Report (Oct. 4, 2012): Rover Gets Set to Scoop

  11. 176

    Curiosity Rover Report (Sept. 28, 2012) Mars Streambed

  12. 177

    First Rock Contact by Curiosity's Arm

  13. 178

    Curiosity Rover Report (Sept. 20, 2012): Tribute to Jake

  14. 179

    Curiosity Rover Report (Sept. 13, 2012)

  15. 180

    Curiosity Rover Report (Sept. 6, 2012)

  16. 181

    Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta

  17. 182

    What's Up Sept 2012 - Observe & "Wink" at the moon this month

  18. 183

    Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 31, 2012)

  19. 184

    Dawn's Farewell Portrait of Giant Asteroid Vesta

  20. 185

    Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 24, 2012)

  21. Curiosity Drops in on Mars in High-Res

  22. 187

    Curiosity Rover: First Drive Celebration

  23. 188

    What It's Like to Land On Mars

  24. 189

    Digging Deep with NASA's Next Mars Lander

  25. 190

    Voyager: 35 Years Later

  26. 191

    Heat Shield, Meet Mars

  27. 192

    Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 17, 2012)

  28. 193

    Where Were You When Curiosity Landed on Mars?

  29. 194

    President Obama Calls NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Team

  30. 195

    Curiosity's First Low-Resolution Color Panorama

  31. 196

    Mars Curiosity Rover Report (Aug.10, 2012)

  32. 197

    Curiosity Bids Goodbye to Heat Shield

  33. 198

    CSI Mars

  34. 199

    Curiosity's Descent

  35. 200

    Curiosity Has Landed

  36. 201

    Phoning Home: Communicating from Mars

  37. 202

    What's Up for August 2012: Mars&Meteors

  38. 203

    The Science of Curiosity: Seeking Signs of Past Mars Habitability

  39. 204

    NASA Unveils 'Mars Rover Landing' Game for Xbox Kinect

  40. 205

    Martian Dune Buggy

  41. 206

    What's Up July 2012 - Mars&Saturn&Milky Way

  42. 207

    Seven Minutes of Terror: The Challenges of Getting to Mars

  43. 208

    WISE Finds Few Brown Dwarfs Close to Home

  44. 209

    Mars in a Minute: How Hard Is It to Land Curiosity on Mars?

  45. 210

    Inspired by Ray Bradbury

  46. 211

    In Memoriam: Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

  47. 212

    Asteroid Vesta's Coat of Many Colors

  48. 213

    What's Up for June 2012

  49. 214

    Tsunami Makes Waves in More Than Just the Ocean

  50. 215

    Curiosity Rover Sampling System Scoop Test

  51. 216

    What is FINESSE?

  52. 217

    NASA Dawn's Virtual Flight Over Asteroid Vesta

  53. 218

    Black-Hole Hunter

  54. 219

    What's Up for May 2012

  55. 220

    Giant Asteroid Vesta's Shape and Gravity

  56. 221

    Mars in a Minute: How Do You Land on Mars?

  57. 222

    Robotic Arm Target Practice

  58. 223

    Mars' Whirling Dust Devil

  59. 224

    What's Up April? Ice in the Solar System, Saturn Opposition

  60. 225

    Robot Rumble!

  61. 226

    Storm Chaser on Mars

  62. 227

    The Challenges of Getting to Mars: The Cruise to Mars

  63. 228

    Cassini Spies Wave Rattling Jet Stream on Jupiter

  64. 229

    12-21-2012 Just Another Day (Updated version)

  65. 230

    12-21-2012 Just Another Day

  66. 231

    Cruising with Curiosity: Landing Practice

  67. 232

    What's Up March 2012

  68. 233

    GRAIL Mission Returns First Video of Moon's Far Side

  69. 234

    What's Up for February 2012

  70. 235

    The Martians: Launching Curiosity to Mars

  71. 236

    The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Launching a Mars Rover

  72. 237

    Opportunity on Mars: 8 years and counting!

  73. 238

    Inflatable Planetarium - Creating Stories in the Sky

  74. 239

    Montana 4th Grade Class Names NASA's Lunar Spacecraft Twins

  75. 240

    Curiosity Tweaks Course to Mars

  76. 241

    GRAIL-A Spacecraft Arrives at the Moon

  77. 242

    Explore Space 2011: A Year in Review

  78. 243

    What's Up January 2012: Dusk to Dawn Planets

  79. 244

    Sleigh Ride Over Mars

  80. 245

    2011 JPL Invention Challenge: It's a Kick

  81. 246

    Dark Hill on Asteroid Vesta

  82. 247

    What's Up for December?

  83. 248

    Soar Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D

  84. 249

    Re-launching History

  85. 250

    Curiosity Heads to Mars

  86. 251

    The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Getting a Rover Ready for Launch

  87. 252

    Mars in a Minute: How Do You Get to Mars?

  88. 253

    The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Transporting a Mars Rover

  89. 254

    Mars in a Minute: Is Mars Really Red?

  90. 255

    Updated Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55

  91. 256

    First Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55

  92. 257

    Asteroid 2005 YU55

  93. 258

    What's Up Nov: Mars Launch & Planet Magnetospheres

  94. 259

    Building Curiosity: Mars Rover Power

  95. 260

    Rover's Eye View of Three-Year Trek on Mars

  96. 261

    What's Up Oct? Moons and Meteors

  97. 262

    WISE Finds Fewer Asteroids

  98. 263

    NASA'S Journey Above Vesta

  99. 264

    Mars Technology Finds Earth's Hidden Water

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