Rover Photo on Mars
Rover Photo on Mars

Check out this NASA video, "Seven Minutes of Terror," that details how the Mars Curiosity Rover landed on Mars. It was on its own for the rapid seven-minute landing on the surface of the red planet because it takes 14 minutes for the the Rover to communicate with Earth--it all happened Sunday night around 10:30 Pacific Time. Here's the NASA link where you can stay up-to-date, as well as @NASA on Twitter. Here's one of the first pictures trasmitted after they landed. CNet is also covering. And Time.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mars Curiosity Rover
Mars Curiosity Rover