I had my doubts, but NASA didn’t let us down when the Agency’s Curiosity rover was successfully landed in Gale Crater, Mars at 5.14 UTC on 6 August 2012.

image of curiosity_rover

An atomic powered and laser armed cybertank prepares to conquer a new world. (image credit: NASA)



The first images are unimpressive (but are of course from the hazcams, small low resolution cameras for evaluating potential problems), there will be some memorable images and other fantastic science results in the next months.

Once again, NASA shows us how to explore the Solar System!



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How has Mars changed over billions of years? | Astronotes · January 21, 2014 at 12:12

[…] most recent successful mission to Mars is the Mars Science Laboratory, and its Curiosity rover. It arrived onto the Red Planet in August 2012. The rover has already been exploring an area of Mars, 95 miles (150 km) wide, the […]

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