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Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars

NASA's curiosity rover mission successfully landed on mars on 6th August at 05:32 GMT. The rover has landed in a deep crater near the equator of the planet. The vehicle is about one tonne heavy.

(Image credit: NASA)

The mission will be busy for atleast two years to search for evidence that Mars may once have supported life.

The rover travelled about 35 billion kilometer and spended 9 months to reach mars.

(6 Aug 2012)

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