"Curiosity" Lands on Mars
PASADENA, California- Scientists at NASA are celebrating their successful Mars landing.
Cheers went up the moment the mission team learned the rover named 'Curiosity' had safely touched down on Mars.
The 1-ton robot, the size of a car, reached mars after traveling 352 million miles in eight months.
NASA released a black and white photo taken from it's mars orbiter, right as curiosity made a series of complex maneuvers to slow down from 13,000 miles per hour, to just two.
For the next two years, the rover will explore the crater which may have once contained water.
It's looking for new clues as to whether life once existed on mars - or still does.
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