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Curiosity Rover on Mars

Ongoing coverage of the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft

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.

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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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