• September 6, 2012

    Episode 412: Mars Rover Curiosity

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    The Mars Science Laboratory is a NASA satellite that transported the new Mars rover to that planet. After a harrowing decent and landing, the new rover -- named Curiosity -- began to send images back to Earth and test all its equipment. Even the rover’s movements were checked in many directions to ensure it is ready for exploration. This rover contains many advanced instruments, including a chemical analysis lab for determining the composition of Martian soil and rocks.