This morning NASA successfully landed a probe on Mars. After a 9 month journey, the final 7 minutes of the trip were set to be the most risky, but the probe landed safely and has started transmitting data back to mission control. The probe is called Curiosity and is about the size of a small car. The purpose of Curiosity is to investigate the possibility of previous microbial life on Mars. If you are interested in finding out more about the mission then there are a number of links that provide further details:

If you have any more interesting links to the Curiosity mission, please add them as comments and i will add them to the list.

About Addy Pope

Addy is a member of the GeoData team at EDINA and work on services such as GoGeo, ShareGeo and the FieldtripGB app. Addy has over 10 years experience as a geospatial analyst. Addy tweets as @go_geo
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