Over the next two years, Curiosity will drive over to a mountain rising from the crater floor, poke into rocks and scoop up rust-tinted soil to see if the region ever had the right environment for microscopic organisms to thrive. Its the latest chapter in the long-running quest to find out whether primitive life arose early in the planets history.
posted on 08/06/2012 4:22:12 AM PDT
OK, I'll be the first. "We can put an SUV sized explorer on Mars, but we can't cure the common cold." ☺
This is quite the technological achievement, and hopefully we will get some great results.
posted on 08/06/2012 4:28:40 AM PDT
(Gun free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
Any live video of the landing?
Congratulations NASA and the United States. This was one of the most uplifting events of the year!
NASA TV streaming HD real time video was superb.
The USA can still git er done.
posted on 08/06/2012 4:45:15 AM PDT
by Eric in the Ozarks
(I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
posted on 08/06/2012 5:06:30 AM PDT
(Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
posted on 08/06/2012 5:17:53 AM PDT
(Siri: Gold Baby, Gold!)
As a kid I watched a whole series of documentaries about Martian life produced by Warner Bros.
posted on 08/06/2012 5:26:08 AM PDT
( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
I’m all for space exploration, but focusing on a “search for life” in a desperate attempt to prop up evolution theories is ridiculous.
posted on 08/06/2012 5:28:54 AM PDT
(Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
Great technological achievement — but not sure it’s worth $2.5 billion — no matter how many rocks it turns up.
Does anyone have a timetable on when we can expect more pics, anything related to when/where it will start to move, any stuff like that?
NASA seriously needs to hire a decent webmaster!
posted on 08/06/2012 6:08:08 AM PDT
(The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
This is a great achievement, but Hussein must be disappointed - where is the muslim outreach?
posted on 08/06/2012 7:01:37 AM PDT
by The Sons of Liberty
("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
Why does the first picture from every Mars landing look like it was shot with a Kodak Brownie Box Camera through a peephole on Verichrome Pan?
Well, I suppose it’s nice to see that NASA finally figured out how to either use only one measurement system, or they’ve learned how to successfully convert between them.
posted on 08/06/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT
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