Meet CURIOSITY, NASA’s New MARS Rover… That Lands Today!!
NASA never stops to amaze me! Here I was, thinking that the previous two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, were the crown jewels of NASA’s Mars Rover “Team”. Oh, how I was wrong.
If you haven’t heard, time to crawl out from under that rock…. today, after almost a year travelling in space, the newest Mars rover, Curiosity, is about to land (or has already, at the time of this post). Here is an image of the newest rover – pretty cool eh?
Unlike the previous rovers (which each had a collection of five science tools), Curiosity comes with a whopping TEN tools: four cameras, three spectrometers, a rock “grinder” and a bunch of magnets. It also has a robotic arm to collect samples! Wowzers!!
There is SO much on this new rover right now, so I thought I would share some pretty cool sites and videos today.
Here are some of the best sites that I have found at the moment:
And two great videos also: