NASA’s most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars early Monday EDT to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

 

Artist's concept depicts the moment that NASA's Curiosity rover touches down onto the Martian surface

 

Graphic shows the locations of the cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover

 

Curiosity lands on Mars. Credit: NASA

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by Alnilam 2012.08.06 18:11
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