Mars rover Curiosity safely lands on Mars

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 02:20 in Astronomy & Space

Images arrive at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory soon after Curiosity touches down to begin its search for signs of life on the Red Planet.Curiosity, the largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet, stuck its extraordinary landing Sunday night without a hitch and is poised to begin its pioneering two-year hunt for the building blocks of life — signs that Earth's creatures may not be alone in the universe.

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