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Mars Curiosity: Mission accomplished

07/08/2012
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593484main pia14839 full Curiosity’s Sky Crane Maneuver, Artist’s Concept (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Curiosity Safely on Mars! Health Checks Begin

With Curiosity now safely on the surface of the Red Planet after last night’s spectacular entry, descent and landing in Gale Crater, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory begins its planned primary one-Martian-year (98-week) mission of discovery and exploration.

[youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oLaC1VYoTM]Curiosity beamed back pictures from the surface showing its wheel and its shadow.
»ABC World News Now : NASA Mars Rover Landing: Curiosity Lands, Beams Back Pictures of Mars

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