Curiosity on Mars

2012-08-20

Life on Mars? We have all been curious about whether there has been any evidence of life on Mars. Let’s all take a deep breath, because NASA has started the journey to find out what the answer to this question is.

What you just saw is NASA’s Mars rover, dubbed “Curiosity”, that just landed on the Red Planet on Sunday, August 5th, 2012. After a 36-week flight and quite a complex landing, the device is now ready to discover new lands! The rover has begun its “investigation” on Mars, which is expected to last for about two years. Until then, we will still have to place a blank for an answer to whether Mars ever hosted life.

To succeed in this mission, the Curiosity rover is equipped with seventeen cameras. The rover’s mast features seven cameras. There is one camera on the end of a robotic arm called the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). In addition, there are nine cameras hard-mounted to the rover itself.

Photo by NASA

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