Curiosity NASA's Mars Rover Has Landed

The Curiosity--NASAs most advanced Mars rover to date landed on Mars--started its descent and touched down on Aeolis Paulus this morning.While the fate of the jar of "lucky peanuts" at the Flight Director's station at NASA's JPL has not been confirmed, Curiosity already began its extensive task exploring the climate and geology of Mars and […]

The Curiosity--NASAs most advanced Mars rover to date landed on Mars--started its descent and touched down on Aeolis Paulus this morning.

While the fate of the jar of "lucky peanuts" at the Flight Director's station at NASA's JPL has not been confirmed, Curiosity already began its extensive task exploring the climate and geology of Mars and determining if the red planet ever could have supported life, ultimately planning for a human mission to the fourth planet in our Solar System.

Curiosity NASA's Mars Rover Landed

Curiosity NASA MArs Rover

Also, check out this "Curiosity - 7 Minutes of Terror" infographic, which depicts the suspenseful 7 minutes it takes for Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) to get from the top of Mars' atmosphere to its surface.

Represented are the Entry, Descent and Landing phases, often referred to simply as "EDL" by JPL: (click to enlarge)

Curiosity 7 minutes of Terror Infographic

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