Monday, May 26, 2008

Holy Smokes

I can't show it, yet, but the full image of the landing image is phenomenal. It shows a crater at an oblique angle somewhere around 60 degrees with a little white speck. The little white speck is the picture I previously posted (apparently viral on the internet now ...). The image is humbling in so many ways. Mars is so huge, and our spacecraft is so little. How we managed to capture that image with the enormous technical challenges that are there is evidence of a combination of great engineering and plain ol' dumb luck. I'll take it. Amazing.

I'll post the image when I can tomorrow after the next press conference.

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