Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012
By Makubex
After 8 long months traveling in cold deep space NASA's Curiosity lands on Mars today near the Gale Crater. Curiosity was launched on November 26, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket. It was a 560 million kilometers journey.

Curiosity is the biggest and most cable mars rover yet. Landing the rover was quite a challenge. Watch this video presentation, which explains the difficulties in landing the Curiosity.

As soon as the Curiosity landed we got pictures confirming the landing. Below image is from front and rear Hazard Avoidance Camera. Quality is pretty low resolution.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech (Image of Gale Crater)

Watch the 7 minutes of terror happened in the JPL Mission Control below,

Meanwhile Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera has captured the dramatic decent of the MSL (Curiosity).

Related Links:
- Follow Curiosity on Twitter
- Raw images from Curiosity

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