Looking up to Saturn
Series: In the zone with Ms. ZY (by Asian.Impressions)
MotoGP_2012_Sepang_034 (by Caesda)
The simple and sheer amazingness of this picture cannot be overstated. Here we have a picture taken by a camera on board a space probe that’s been orbiting Mars for six years, reset and re-aimed by programmers hundreds of millions of kilometers away using math and science pioneered centuries ago, so that it could catch the fleeting view of another machine we humans flung across space, traveling hundreds of million of kilometers to another world at mind-bending speeds, only to gently – and perfectly – touch down on the surface mere minutes later. — Mars orbiter catches pic of Curiosity on its way down! | Bad Astronomy
Mars orbiter catches pic of Curiosity on its way down!
The landing sequence alone requires six vehicle configurations, 76 pyrotechnic devices, the largest supersonic parachute ever built, and more than 500,000 lines of code. — Mars Science Laboratory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia