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August 6th, 2012
11:01 AM ET

NASA scientist explains 'Curiosity' rover's mission

After traveling for more than eight months and 352 million miles, NASA's rover "Curiosity" landed on Mars early this morning.

Immediately after touching down, the rover began sending images back to mission control, sparking more celebration and tears from NASA scientists.

Jim Garvin, chief scientist from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses the significance of the mission and explains what's next for "Curiosity."


Filed under: NASA • Space
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  1. Pusat

    I also remember that drinug the invasion of Iraq CNN showed footage of an Iraqi with a handheld rocket launcher they stood in the window fired the rocket launcher,and then ducked back behind the window. A tank then blew a whole in the building,and bodies went flying. The first time I saw it it was live I saw it several times after that. Only the next times they did'nt show the guy with the rocket launcher. Only the American tank blowing a whole in the building,and bodies flying. I can't even watch CNN for mare then about 5 minutes without getting p*ssed off,and turning the channel

    September 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply

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