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Mars landing. Footage of Curiosity rover's descent to the surface of Mars, captured by the rover's Mars Descent Imager (MARDI). The heatshield can be seen as it separates and falls away. Curiosity was launched on 26th November 2011 and landed successfully in the Gale Crater on Mars on 6th August 2012. Its mission is to determine if Mars is, or was ever, able to support microbial life.
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