Excellent, I finally get to start my own conspiracy theory. Okay, something doesn't add up with the Curiosity landing... How long does it take a radio transmission to reach the earth from Mars? just fractionally less than the speed of light ... so at this point in time (depending on Mars's current distance from Earth) it takes a little longer than 13.8 minutes (the speed of reflected light to get back to us). So during the live feed (see full video on you tube posted by Mark Liederbach), Curiosity's touchdown was confirmed at 36.29 into the video.. so what I am 'curious' about is how did approx 2mins 11.9 seconds later the images from the landed rover arrive considering it would take the radio signal 13.8 minutes to get back to earth from touchdown? They also would have needed time for the dust to settle.. hmm This was clearly not a 'live feed'. I would appreciate some insight into the propagation anomaly of the radio signal ..