Curiosity’s Mars Landing. After travelling in space for more than eight months since its launch in November 2011, the Mars Science Laboratory will finally land its rover on the red planet in Aug, to begin two years of unprecedented scientific work and search for any evidence of life. Graphic is a diagram of Rover Curiosity and some of its fascinating technology. #Scientific #Space #Exploration
Curiosity Mars Rover Approaches 'Dingo Gap,' Mastcam View This scene combines images taken by the left-eye camera of the Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Jan. 28, 2014. The sand dune in the upper center of the image spans a gap, called "Dingo Gap," between two short scarps. The dune is about 3 feet (1 meter) high. The nearer edge of it is about 115 feet (35 meters) away from the rover's position.
Un anno fa esatto il rover #curiosity veniva lanciato alla volta di #marte. Lo sapevate che Curiosity è grande quanto un'auutomobile? E che non è atterrato solo con un semplice paracadute ma con un complicato sistema di retrorazzi? Landing Sequence of the Curiosity Mars Rover