View Full Version : Comet Curiosity? MSL Looks Like a Comet as it Heads Toward Mars

2011-Nov-28, 10:10 PM
What does a spacecraft look like as it lights-out for another world? This incredible time-lapse video was taken by astronomers at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in Australia. The sequence shows a plume drifting against the background stars, probably caused by venting from the Centaur rocket stage that sent the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover on [...]

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