Footage of the Curiosity NASA's Curiosity rover's descent to the surface of the red planet captured by its Mars Descent Imager has been tweeted from its twitter account.
Dr John Bridges from the University of Leicester is leading a team of scientists working on the project.
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.