A mobile laboratory on Mars

Now that NASA’s rover Curiosity is safe on the surface of Mars, the robot will start its scientific investigation at Gale Crater. The roving laboratory is equipped with a full array of instruments aimed to determine if the Red Planet was ever capable of support ing life. Read related article.

Graphic showing the main science instruments of the Mars rover Curiosity.
Sources: NASA, JPL, Caltech. | Alberto Cuadra / The Washington Post. Published on August 6, 2012, 7:53 p.m.
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