Mars rover landing 'really beautiful', says Nasa

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The US space agency has landed a huge new robot rover on Mars.

The one-tonne vehicle, known as Curiosity, was reported to have landed in a deep crater near the planet's equator.

It will now embark on a mission of at least two years to look for evidence that Mars may once have supported life.

Speaking about landing the vehicle, Nasa's Adam Steltzner said ''in short, it looked extremely clean''.

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