Confirmed: Mars rover Curiosity took photo of craft crash-landing

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 22:00 in Astronomy & Space

A review of landing data confirms that a photo taken by the Mars rover happened to capture Curiosity's spacecraft crash-landing in the distance, an extraordinary coincidence. Engineers said Friday that the Curiosity rover happened to catch a picture of its own ride crash-landing on Mars — a wink-of-an-eye serendipity that some dismissed as a statistical impossibility, but appears to have been confirmed by a thorough review of landing data.

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