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Tour six NASA spacecraft locations on the Red Planet (2012)

With topography data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, this 30 second video of Mars shows all six NASA spacecraft to reach the Red Planet: Viking 1, Viking 2, Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, Phoenix.

Toward the end of the video, you can also see Gale Crater, where Mars Curiosity Rover is aiming for a 2012 touch down on Aug 5 at 10:31pm PST, Aug 6 at 1:31am EST, Aug 6 at 5:31am Universal.

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For more details, check out this Space.com infographic

space.com gale crater landing site infographic
Update: Curiosity has landed on Mars – NASA TV.

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