Despite its late hour, particularly on the east coast of the United States where it was 01:31 .,  the landing generated significant public interest. million watched the landing live with most watching online instead of on television via NASA TV or cable news networks covering the event live.  The final landing place for the rover was less than km ( mi) from its target after a 563,270,400 km (350,000,000 mi) journey.  In addition to streaming and traditional video viewing, JPL made Eyes on the Solar System , a three-dimensional real time simulation of entry, descent and landing based on real data. Curiosity 's touchdown time as represented in the software, based on JPL predictions, was less than 1 second different than reality.