24 December 2012 10:30 | By MSN News
How 2012 was tweeted

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The work site of the Nasa's rover Curiosity on Mars (© AP Photo/Nasa)
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Nasa's robotic rover Curiosity landed on the surface of Mars on 6 August 2012. Staff at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted the craft's successful descent on to the red planet. "No comment needed. Entry minus 3 minutes" tweeted Steven Lee, one of the team, along with a picture. Curiosity has already sent back astonishing pictures and information from Mars. It will continue to function for at least two years.

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