NASA goes nuts over Mars landing

POSTED: 12:20 PM Aug 09 2012   UPDATED: 5:34 AM Aug 28 2012

Emotions were sky high after NASA's rover Curiosity successfully landed on Mars on Aug. 6, 2012, and the world continues to watch in fascination as the rover beams back images of the Martian surface.

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Curiosity is scheduled to last for two years on Mars, but it may operate longer. Two other rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have landed on Mars in the past. Spirit stopped communicating with NASA in 2010 after getting stuck in sand, and Opportunity is still going.

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