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The Curiosity rover has successfully landed on Mars. The latest automated rover will use new systems to gather data and continue the search for signs of primitive life on Mars.
The nuclear-powered rovers will go through a series of checks before it begins its two-year mission.
NASA Mission Control errupted in cheers and applause that confirmation was made that the car-sized lander had successfully landed inside of Gale Crater on the Mars surface. The celebration continued as the first images began coming in.
Watch the live feed from mission control below