Monday, November 28, 2011

Life On Mars? Curiosity Is Sent To Find Out

The rover named Curiosity is on it's way to Mars. It's mission, to find whether life could have ever arisen on Mars, prepare for human exploration of Mars and to study the geology and climate of Mars.

The nuclear powered rover was launched on Saturday the 26th of November at 10:02 EST (15:00 GMT for European readers) by an Atlas V rocket and is scheduled to arrive and land on Mars early August 2012, after covering a distance of 350 million miles (~560 million km). The total cost of the project a mere US$2.5 billion.

Continue on for some interesting videos.

Homepage: Mars Science Laboratory
Other Info: Wikipedia Page

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