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Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

PASADENA, Calif. | The robotic explorer Curiosity's daring plunge through the pink skies of Mars was more than perfect. It landed with spectacular style, said a NASA scientist, describing the first images of its mechanical gymnastics.

August 06, 2012 4:45 pm Photos

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Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Brian Schratz hugs a colleague as he celebrates a successful landing Sunday inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

This photo provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the gravel on the surface of Mars' Gale Crater where the Curiosity rover landed late Sunday. On the horizon is the rim of the crater. Part of the spring that released the lens' dust cover can be seen at the bottom right, near the …

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

Photos illustrate Mars rover's precise landing

This late Sunday photo made available by NASA shows the Curiosity rover, bottom, and its parachute descending to the surface from the vantage point of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

August 06, 2012 1:06 pm
Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly to write memoir

Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly to write memoir

Together and apart, the lives of Gabrielle Giffords and husband-astronaut Mark Kelly have been extraordinary.

June 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST EDITORIALS: Tough sell for grand mass transit plan

Central Indiana has waited far too long for a regional mass transit system worthy of a major metropolitan area. If the breakthrough is going to happen any time soon, Indy Connect had better step it up.

November 06, 2010 12:00 am
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