The Mars rover Curiosity carried a Descent Imager (essentially a glorified HD color camera), and according to Planetary.org, it started shooting images at a rate of 4.5 frames per second upon its descent. We’ll eventually get access to high-res images (1600 by 1200 pixels). But, in the meantime, Curiosity has already beamed back 297 thumbnail images that have been stitched into a stop animation video, giving you another look at the dramatic landing. The action starts with Curiosity losing its heat shield and ends with it touching down on Mars. How cool is that?