Great news ! Curiosity landed.


“No photo or it didn’t happen? Well lookee here, I’m casting a shadow on the ground in Mars’ Gale crater”.

Yes, it’s about the pic that has been tweated showing the successful landing of the Mars rover, Curiosity.

Shadow cast by the Mars rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars.

So congrats to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for making another remarkable footprint on their Mars mission. Curiosity will keep up curiosity among us since it’s the largest Mars rover so far and also is promised to be much durable. For a comparison to the earlier rovers Sojourner (aka Pathfinder), Spirit and Opportunity, look at the picture below.

Wheel sizes of Sojourner, Spirit/Opportunity, and Curiosity, from left to right (Courtesy: http://sciencefocus.com/blog/our-guide-curiosity).

Wish you good luck, Curiosity!

Useful links:

Curiosity pics from NASA (CNN news)

Mars Science Laboratory, NASA

Curiosity rover twitter page

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8 thoughts on “Great news ! Curiosity landed.

  1. An interesting blog you have hear – pretty heavily specialised but I will have a look at some more of your posts. Please – do add bit more to your “about” page.

    About 3 days before the landing, I recorded an audio interview for my not for profit astronomy blog – http://astrotalkuk.org/2012/08/04/episode-55-4-august-2012-mars-curiosity/ I am based in the UK and she was in Pasadena but interestingly it turns out she is British – born in Glasgow!
    Gurbir

    • Thank Gurbir for sharing your page. I have joined the mailing list. Dr. Anita’s interview is also very informative.

      I have talked to Anita at her google+ page. I have asked if she can answer if I send her a set of simple questions.

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