More videos of Mars Curiosity landing emerge

Watch some additional footage as NASA's robot rover lands on the red planet

We've got two new videos to watch of the NASA Mars Curiosity rover making its landing onto Mars.


First up is this video from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, showing a split-screen of the entire descent - on the left is the computer simulation of what it would look like from a third-perspective, while on the right you see the video from the Mars Descent Imager. Narration from JPL is also included in this video.

In this second video, we see a high-resolution video of the landing, which seems to be brighter and crisper than the original video that NASA and JPL produced after the landing. You can definitely see more of the Martian landscape and the heat shield as it separated from the lander.

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