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NASA's Fascinating Stash Of Martian GIFS

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On another world, man-made objects are being buffeted by alien weather patterns. That's pretty damn amazing.

The Curiosity Parachute moves in the wind.

The Curiosity Parachute moves in the wind.

Source: nasa.gov

NASA just released this GIF of Curiosity's parachute in motion. Over the course of six months, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter kept an eye on the parachute which assisted in Curiosity's landing.

When strung together, the seven images show the parachute moving as the wind sweeps over the landscape. Researchers may use this to help them understand wind patterns and how they affect the surface of Mars.

Source: nasa.gov

For example:

The Phoenix captured this Martian sunrise.

The Phoenix captured this Martian sunrise.

Source: nasa.gov


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