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Editorial: Curiousity begins new tour of the red planet

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Mankind took another giant leap forward in space exploration Monday morning as car-sized space vehicle from the United States quickly landed on Mars.

The Mars Science Laboratory rover was lowered to the Mars surface by a set of cables from its deliver capsule.

The Mars mission started Thanksgiving weekend with the launch from Florida. More than 352 million miles later, the rover, known as Curiosity, went from 13,200 mph to zero in roughly seven minutes.

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