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Hubble telescope successor faces ‘two weeks of terror’

Engineers like to describe the process of landing a rover on Mars as the “seven minutes of terror”.

That’s how long it takes for a robot to come to a standing-stop at the surface of the Red Planet after entering the atmosphere faster than a rifle bullet; and so much has to go right in-between to avoid smashing into the ground.