This is absolutely incredible. The HiRISE camera on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to spot Curiosity as it was descending on the surface of the red planet. You can clearly see the capsule and the deployed supersonic parachute.
This close-up of the rough terrain near Mars’ Zilair Crater was snapped by the High Resolution (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on August 3. It’s one of several amazing new images that make for some beautiful desktop wallpaper.