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First Anniversary of Mars Rover Landing

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August 6, 2013
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The first anniversary of the suspenseful "sky crane" landing of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet is celebrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California on August 5, 2013.


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NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Celebrates 1st Anniversary

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Celebrates 1st Anniversary

AFP (Aug. 6, 2013) — The first anniversary of the suspenseful 'sky crane' landing of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet was celebrated at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena yesterday. To mark the occasion, NASA released a timelapse taken by a fish-eye camera in front of the rover, showing Curiosity's activity during its first year in space.
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NASA Scientists: Mars Landing "Beautiful"

NASA Scientists: Mars Landing "Beautiful"

AP (Aug. 6, 2012) — NASA Scientists are giving the Curiosity Mars Rover's landing two thumbs up. Scientists displayed the Rover's first two photos, saying it appears to have landed in a flat area.
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This Week @ NASA, August 9, 2013

This Week @ NASA, August 9, 2013

NASA (Aug. 9, 2013) — So what can a planetary rover do with a year on Mars? All NASA's Curiosity rover did was beam back over 190 gigabits of data, more than 36-thousand images and zap 75-thousand-plus laser shots at science targets -- and oh by the way, it also completed the missions main science goal by finding evidence that life was possible on Mars in the past.
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