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Mars

Submission + - Rover on a Parachute (popsci.com)

Geoffrey.landis writes: "Wow! The HiRise camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a snapshot of the MSL in its aeroshell descending on its parachute. In the close-up view, you can see the disk-gap-band structure of the supersonic parachute.
The story is available on several sites, including EarthSky and geek.com, or on the NASA MSL Image gallery"

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