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What We're Watching: NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity

On August 05, 2012, after a journey of over 8 months and 352 million miles, NASA's newest Mars rover, Curiosity, made its scheduled landing on the surface of Mars. The safe and precise landing of the car-size rover on the Red Planet was hailed as 'a miracle of engineering.'

Watch video above for a closer look at Curiosity and the first images of Mars sent from the rover.

Images: Courtesy NASA/JPL - Caltech

Learn more about the NASA's Curiosity rover at Mars Science Laboratory

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