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

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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

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Update: Curiosity has landed on Mars – NASA TV.

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