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Thursday, August 9, 2012

NASA Rover makes incredible discovery as spacecraft beams back images 352million miles from the Red Planet - and it looks just like Earth!

The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said on Wednesday.

'The first impression that you get is how Earth-like this seems looking at that landscape,' said chief scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology.

Overnight, the car-size rover poked its head out for the first time since settling in Gale Crater, peered around and returned a black-and-white self-portrait and panorama.

It provided the best view so far of its destination since touching down Sunday night after nailing an intricate landing onto the surface of the Red Planet. Read More