Curiosity lands on Mars: Two-year mission to investigate Red Planet begins

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 01:30 in Astronomy & Space

The car-size, one-ton rover Curiosity touched down on Mars at 1:31 a.m. EDT Monday (Aug. 6, 2012). The landing marks the beginning of a two-year prime mission to investigate one of the most intriguing places on Mars.

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