NASA’s rover Curiosity has successfully landed on planet Mars.
Curiosity is on a two-year mission to the red planet to investigate whether it has previously harboured life.
According to a NASA statement, the rover, built at a cost of 3 billion, landed in the evening of 5 August, and captured a series of low-res images upon its arrival.
Scientists at the lab were jubilant at the landing and embraced each other in joy. “We’re on Mars again, and it’s absolutely incredible. It doesn’t get any better than this,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden.