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Latest Mars Rover lands: check it out live

No self-respecting geek doesn’t get a little excited when it comes to space. Add in a trip to Mars and the ability to remote control a vehicle on its surface and you’re in tech heaven.

Stuart Thomas: Senior Reporter
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself... More

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The latest adventure to the red planet sees NASA’s Curiosity Rover land today, having launched in November last year.

There’s some pretty cool stuff going on when it comes to earthbound technology. Anyone with a fast enough internet connection can watch a live stream of the landing:

Watch live streaming video from spaceflightnow at livestream.com

If your connection is little more restricted, you can also keep up to speed by watching the Mars Curiosity Twitter feed.

The mission is run by the Mars Science Laboratory and is part of NASA’s continued efforts to explore the planet.

Update: The Curiosity Rover has officially landed: