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Mars rover landing "miracle of engineering," scientists say


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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance orbiter, captures the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot-wide (almost 16 meter) parachute as it descends towards its landing site at Gale Crater on August 5, 2012, in this handout image courtesy of NASA. REUTERS/NASA/Mars Science Laboratory/Handout