Rover Curiosity lands safely: 'Wheels down on Mars'

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 08:02 in Astronomy & Space

JPL scientists rejoice as satellite data confirm Curiosity rover's complex landing on Mars is achieved. Images from the Red Planet quickly arrive.Curiosity, the largest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet, stuck its extraordinary landing Sunday night in triumphant and flawless fashion, and is poised to begin its pioneering, two-year hunt for the building blocks of life — signs that Earth's creatures may not be not alone in the universe.

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