NASA Curiosity rover touches Mars

A robot rover “Curiosity” launched by US space agency NASA successfully landed on Mars. The rover landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.

What is Curiosity?

· It is a robot rover which is currently exploring Mars.

· Currently exploring Gale Crater, near the equator of Mars.

· It will examine whether Mars could have once supported life.

· It is Nuclear-powered

· Has mobile scientific laboratory

· It is part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission by the US

Goal of Mars Science Laboratory mission: To Analyse and investigate climate, geology of Mars and whether Mars could ever have supported life, including investigation of the role of water.



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