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Curiosity’s mission to Mars - The rover’s descent


August 6, 2012 2:41 PM EDT NASA’s Mars rover, named Curiosity, landed on the red planet on August 6, 2012. Watch this animation of the rover’s landing sequence and an explanation of its instruments to explore the martian surface. (Alberto Cuadra, Sohail Al-Jamea and Andrew Pergam / The Washington Post)

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