NASA Lands Rover Beside Martian Mountain

Hi-Res image of Mars sent by CuriosityNASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity landed on the Red Planet at 10:32 p.m. Aug. 5, PDT, (1:32 a.m. EDT Aug. 6) near the foot of a mountain three miles tall and 96 miles in diameter inside Gale Crater. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

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