Curiosity can only transmit about 31.25MB per day, or less than a gigabyte per month
— From Curiosity’s camera project leader explains 2-megapixel choice
A nano-satellite that lets you take Earth images and “tweet” from space, then inflates a visible balloon, and de-orbits cleanly.
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Team members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.
Curiosity will land on Mars on August 6th at 7.31 AM (GMT+1)
This movie, built with data collected during ESA Huygens’ mission at Titan on 14 January 2005, shows the operation of the DISR camera during its descent up to touch-down. The almost 4-hour long operation of DISR is shown in less than five minutes – 40 times the actual speed up to landing and 100 times the actual speed thereafter
Wow! For a full explanation of the visualization, ESA has prepared a PDF with all info.