Schiaparelli landing – what we should have seen

As part of ExoMars 2016 mission, Schiaparelli module should have landed on Mars, but it might have crashed on 19 October 2016. During the descent, Schiaparelli was expected to capture images of the approaching surface. The sequence of the 15 images was simulated from images taken by the CTX context camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Animation: ESA
Images: NASA/JPL/MRO; Simulation: ESA

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