NASA VIDEO: Five Years and 10 Miles of Amazing Science From Curiosity’s Stay On Mars
By NASA // August 5, 2017
sent over 200,000 images, drilled 15 rock samples
ABOVE VIDEO: Five years of Martian discoveries after seven minutes of terror.
(NASA) – August 6 will mark five years since Nasa’s Curiosity rover landed on the planet Mars.
The robot’s mission is to search for evidence on a layered mountain inside Gale Crater to learn if Mars once supported life on the red planet.
Curiosity is also helping NASA learn more about the surface and atmosphere to prepare for the day when astronauts land on the mysterious planet.
Curiosity has sent back to earth over 200,000 pictures, drilled 15 rock samples, collected samples and continuously monitors radiation from the sun and space.
From dust swirls to dried up lakes and rivers that suggest Gale Crater was habitable for millions of years, what Curiosity has discovered and accomplished on Mars has been an amazing feat of science and technology.
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