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Curiosity Rover on Mars

Ongoing coverage of the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft

12:10pm, August 3, 2012

NASA's Curiosity rover explores the Martian world.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover touched down on Mars on Sunday night, August 5, Pacific time. The rover’s 98-week mission, dedicated to finding signs of habitable environments on Mars, will explore an enormous crater just south of the planet’s equator and climb the flanks of a 5-kilometer-high mountain. Below is a compendium of Curiosity coverage by Science News; visit often to satisfy your own need to know about the mission’s progress.


Wheels down, Mars rover takes in the view
After a safe landing, NASA’s Curiosity begins transmitting images back to Earth.
By Nadia Drake | August 6, 2012 | Read more

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