Monday, May 26, 2008

Suck it, Zapruder

What you're looking at is a picture of the Phoenix lander, during its descent. This isn't a recreation or anything -- the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, operated by remote from 90 million miles away, with a window of only minutes, caught Phoenix's landing on camera.

Way to go, NASA. And congratulations on the whole "not smashing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of hardware" thing, too.

1 comment:

Saskboy said...

What's awesome too, is that I was just thinking, "Wouldn't a video of the descent kick butt?" Then I saw this! Fantastic, simply... out of this world.