Posted 06.08.2012 07:16:05 UTC
Updated 06.08.2012 08:27:43 UTC
The biggest and most complex rover NASA has ever created has safely landed on Mars.
The rover named Curiosity began relaying signals back to earth.
At the end of an eight and a half month long journey Curiosity, which is the size of a small car has landed on the Gale crater in Mars.
NASA announced that landing went on just as planned.
One ton heavy rover is a mobile laboratory and will look for the footprints of life on Mars for 2 years.
6 wheel, nuclear powered Curiosity has a two meters long robotic arm.
Curiosity can dig as deep as 7 meters collect samples and send the data back to earth.
As a full capacity laboratory, it can analyse the chemical compound of the materials and has more than 10 cameras.
Mars Science Laboratory project cost 2,5 billion US dollars, and is considered as the US comeback to astrobiology after 1970s.