Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Curiosity and its Centaur departing Earth

Curiosity and its Centaur departing Earth
Curiosity and its Centaur departing Earth The Curiosity rover on its way to Mars, taken around 16:30 UT on November 26, just over an hour after its launch. The yellow circle shows the spacecraft; the fan-shaped plume is from the Centaur upper stage, the rocket that had just fired to send Curiosity from Earth orbit on to Mars. Duncan Waldron, Brisbane Planetarium

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