The eight month 352 million mile journey is over. Late last night the nuclear powered Curiosity successfully landed in a large crater on the surface of Mars. The 13,000 mph entry of the one ton rover into the planet’s atmosphere was slowed to a 2 mph impact by a parachute and several rockets located on the bottom of the spacecraft. NASA scientists hope this $2.5 billion investment will bring important information about the planet’s past. The main goal of the mission is to discover if at any time Mars was able to support any kind of primitive life.