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NASA's Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars.

TEXAS (CyHAN)- NASA, the U.S. space agency, reports that its Mars rover, Curiosity, has successfully touched down on the Red Planet.

Telemetry signals confirming that the $2.5 billion plutonium-powered rover has touched down were sent from the surface of Mars and relayed by the orbiting Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

Curiosity's intricate landing sequence - dubbed "Seven Minutes of Terror" by NASA - set the rover down at 9:31 a.m. Moscow time.

It is NASA's first Mars landing since the the Spirit and Opportunity rovers touched down on the Red Planet in 2004.

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