PIA15967: Curiosity Speaks (Artist's Concept)
Target Name: Mars
Mission: Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Spacecraft: Curiosity
Product Size: 1276 x 716 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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The artist's animation depicts how NASA's Curiosity rover will communicate with Earth during landing. As the rover descends to Mars, it will send out basic radio-frequency tones that go directly to Earth. NASA's Odyssey orbiter will then relay more complex UHF radio signals from the rover to Earth.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2012-08-04