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NASA’s $2.6 billion rover, Curiosity, has successfully landed on Mars this morning and has already transmitted pictures from the surface of the red planet.The landing was broadcast live by NASA, with a dramatic view of mission control and the conversations that went on. The show included an Elvis look-a-like, a lot of peanuts, and some tense moments. And when Curiosity’s landing was confirmed, it was sheer jubilation, with lots of hugging, high fives, and even some tears.
On the next few pages we’ll take a closer look at the tense moments leading up to the landing, the celebration, and the first images from Mars.
The first image came, a low-resolution look at one of the wheels on the rover, and the afternoon horizon
The final image to come through was a look in the other direction where we could see the rover's shadow
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