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Two summers ago, the Mars Curiosity rover made its landing on the red planet. Approximately thirty-five million miles from Earth, the $2.5 billion robot has had faced its ups and downs. At noon, Marc Kaufman, author of Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission, talks with Krys Boyd on Think about the rover’s journey so far.

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NASA has released a low-resolution video of the Curiosity rover during the final few minutes of its descent to the Martian surface.

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Curiosity is scheduled to land this Sunday evening.