Following Mars Curiosity updates from NASA has been exciting. Each new movement and the pictures are stunning. Curiosity is a very sophisticated Lab and Scientist. Drilling is the next tasks. What will we discover with the geological elements found deep in a rock.
Every tool Mars Curiosity Rover uses is amazing in its ability to be our hands, eyes, and scientist. How could they think up and prepare such as sophisticated machine that landed safely and now roams this distance planet?
The pictures sent back to Earth are amazing clear and sharp. Better than someone being there. We really get to see the Planet up close and personal. The tools the Rover carries takes us deep into the history of this rock in space. Finding out about other Planets in our Universe helps us understand the mystery of our existence. Was there ever life on Mars? If there was, where did it go?
Mike Wall of Space.com has written an article about Curiosity Rover with Videos worth checking out as another source of information. Of course for the most accurate details, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory website is the go to place for everything Mars Rover. Wikipedia has some great photos and details about the Goals of Mars Curiosity Rover. Twitter even has a Mars Curiosity character communicating to anyone listening creating a personality for the Rover.
The Rover dusts off rocks, drills, drives going places given names by the mission team to make the trip feel like a travel blog. Going to Grandma's house over the holidays. It is fun to keep up with this great machine, actually a Science Laboratory on wheels.
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