Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Nasa: Martian Roving Laboratory 'Curiosity' to Touch Down in Three Months

[Mars is] the death planet, and the United States of America is the only nation in the world that has ever landed and driven robotic explorers on the surface of Mars, and now we're set to do it again.
As large as a car, the mobile, nuclear-powered Curiosity, equipped with 10 science instruments for analyzing the Martian surface, is NASA's most ambitious rover yet.

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Launched from Cape Canaveral on Nov. 26, 2011, NASA expects Curiosity’s delivery on the evening of Aug. 5, 2012, to begin a two-year mission. The landing site is near the base of a mountain inside Gale Crater, which researchers believe may hold evidence of water and wet environments of early Mars.
That Curiosity is so close to its final destination is in itself a small miracle.
"Mars really is the Bermuda Triangle of the solar system."

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