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Monday, August 6

Curiosity has landed in Gale Crater

In case you missed the news, NASA's Curiosity rover has landed successfully in Gale Crater. Congratulations to the NASA team for pulling the amazing landing off.

NASA websites seems to have taken a big hit with the huge popularity of the mission so you may be having trouble getting on to them to see the first pictures, but they are all over the web now,

Stuart, who gave us an excellent talk on Tuesday about the landing and the rover, has started a new blog dedicated to Curiosity called Gale Gazette, check in our for the latest news and first images.

Chris.