Mars Curiosity: Mission accomplished
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.
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