Mardi pictures the heatshield as it falls away under the descending Curiosity rover
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Nasa's rover films descent to Mars

Watch images taken by Nasa's Curiosity rover as it made its descent to the surface of Mars.

Nasa has provided almost 300 thumbnails from a sequence of pictures that will eventually be run together as a colour hi-definition movie.

  • 07 Aug 2012