A spacecraft, designed by a team led by a Leicester University scientist, has landed. The one ton "Curiosity" will try and find out if life has ever existed on the Red Planet by examining a crater that may once have been filled with water.
Singer-songwriter Will.i.am has made interplanetary history in the first ever planet-to-planet music broadcast.
The Curiosity rover which landed on the surface of Mars on Monday has beamed back its first images of the Red Planet.
A scientist from the University of Leicester has led a $2.5 billion mission to land a spacecraft on Mars.