Curiosity's mission to Mars

NASA's Mars rover, named Curiosity, is expected to land on the planet in August of 2012. Watch the rover's landing sequence and an explanation of its instruments to explore the surface below. Read related article.

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SOURCE: NASA, JPL, Caltech. GRAPHIC: Alberto Cuadra, Sohail Al-Jamea and Andrew Pergam - The Washington Post. Published Nov. 19, 2011.

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