Friday, 17 August 2012

Mars Paparazzi


You just can't escape the paparazzi ...

This picture is, frankly, amazing. This is the new Mars Rover using its parachute to slow down prior to landing on Mars. In order to take it, the 'photographer' had to plan the shot three months in advance, and then upload the commands to the camera 72 hours prior to the event. 

The camera is about 40 MILLION miles away, 250 miles above Mars and the subject, 2 miles above the ground. Not a bad snapshot...



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