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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. 204

    What's Up for November 2012

  2. 205

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

  3. 206

    Mars in a Minute: Is Mars Red Hot?

  4. 207

    Cassini: 15 Years of Exploration

  5. 208

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

  6. 209

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

  7. 210

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

  8. 211

    What's Up for October 2012

  9. 212

    Curiosity's First Scoopful of Mars

  10. 213

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

  11. 214

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

  12. 215

    First Rock Contact by Curiosity's Arm

  13. 216

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

  14. 217

    Curiosity Rover Report (Sept. 13, 2012)

  15. 218

    Curiosity Rover Report (Sept. 6, 2012)

  16. 219

    Dawn's Greatest Hits at Vesta

  17. 220

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

  18. 221

    Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 31, 2012)

  19. 222

    Dawn's Farewell Portrait of Giant Asteroid Vesta

  20. 223

    Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 24, 2012)

  21. Curiosity Drops in on Mars in High-Res

  22. 225

    Curiosity Rover: First Drive Celebration

  23. 226

    What It's Like to Land On Mars

  24. 227

    Digging Deep with NASA's Next Mars Lander

  25. 228

    Voyager: 35 Years Later

  26. 229

    Heat Shield, Meet Mars

  27. 230

    Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 17, 2012)

  28. 231

    Where Were You When Curiosity Landed on Mars?

  29. 232

    President Obama Calls NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Team

  30. 233

    Curiosity's First Low-Resolution Color Panorama

  31. 234

    Mars Curiosity Rover Report (Aug.10, 2012)

  32. 235

    Curiosity Bids Goodbye to Heat Shield

  33. 236

    CSI Mars

  34. 237

    Curiosity's Descent

  35. 238

    Curiosity Has Landed

  36. 239

    Phoning Home: Communicating from Mars

  37. 240

    What's Up for August 2012: Mars&Meteors

  38. 241

    The Science of Curiosity: Seeking Signs of Past Mars Habitability

  39. 242

    NASA Unveils 'Mars Rover Landing' Game for Xbox Kinect

  40. 243

    Martian Dune Buggy

  41. 244

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

  42. 245

    Seven Minutes of Terror: The Challenges of Getting to Mars

  43. 246

    WISE Finds Few Brown Dwarfs Close to Home

  44. 247

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

  45. 248

    Inspired by Ray Bradbury

  46. 249

    In Memoriam: Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

  47. 250

    Asteroid Vesta's Coat of Many Colors

  48. 251

    What's Up for June 2012

  49. 252

    Tsunami Makes Waves in More Than Just the Ocean

  50. 253

    Curiosity Rover Sampling System Scoop Test

  51. 254

    What is FINESSE?

  52. 255

    NASA Dawn's Virtual Flight Over Asteroid Vesta

  53. 256

    Black-Hole Hunter

  54. 257

    What's Up for May 2012

  55. 258

    Giant Asteroid Vesta's Shape and Gravity

  56. 259

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

  57. 260

    Robotic Arm Target Practice

  58. 261

    Mars' Whirling Dust Devil

  59. 262

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

  60. 263

    Robot Rumble!

  61. 264

    Storm Chaser on Mars

  62. 265

    The Challenges of Getting to Mars: The Cruise to Mars

  63. 266

    Cassini Spies Wave Rattling Jet Stream on Jupiter

  64. 267

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

  65. 268

    12-21-2012 Just Another Day

  66. 269

    Cruising with Curiosity: Landing Practice

  67. 270

    What's Up March 2012

  68. 271

    GRAIL Mission Returns First Video of Moon's Far Side

  69. 272

    What's Up for February 2012

  70. 273

    The Martians: Launching Curiosity to Mars

  71. 274

    The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Launching a Mars Rover

  72. 275

    Opportunity on Mars: 8 years and counting!

  73. 276

    Inflatable Planetarium - Creating Stories in the Sky

  74. 277

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

  75. 278

    Curiosity Tweaks Course to Mars

  76. 279

    GRAIL-A Spacecraft Arrives at the Moon

  77. 280

    Explore Space 2011: A Year in Review

  78. 281

    What's Up January 2012: Dusk to Dawn Planets

  79. 282

    Sleigh Ride Over Mars

  80. 283

    2011 JPL Invention Challenge: It's a Kick

  81. 284

    Dark Hill on Asteroid Vesta

  82. 285

    What's Up for December?

  83. 286

    Soar Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D

  84. 287

    Re-launching History

  85. 288

    Curiosity Heads to Mars

  86. 289

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

  87. 290

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

  88. 291

    The Challenges of Getting to Mars: Transporting a Mars Rover

  89. 292

    Mars in a Minute: Is Mars Really Red?

  90. 293

    Updated Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55

  91. 294

    First Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55

  92. 295

    Asteroid 2005 YU55

  93. 296

    What's Up Nov: Mars Launch & Planet Magnetospheres

  94. 297

    Building Curiosity: Mars Rover Power

  95. 298

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

  96. 299

    What's Up Oct? Moons and Meteors

  97. 300

    WISE Finds Fewer Asteroids

  98. 301

    NASA'S Journey Above Vesta

  99. 302

    Mars Technology Finds Earth's Hidden Water

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