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Curiosity rover makes landing

On Aug. 6 the Curiosity rover, a car-sized robotic rover exploring the Gale Crater on Mars as part of NASA¿s Mars Science Lab mission, made a safe landing. The rover¿s goals include investigating the Martian climate and geology and assessing whether the field site inside the crater ever has offered condition favorable to life on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images
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