December 20, 2010

Curiosity Rover to Carry RAD to Screen for Life

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When NASA finally gets around to heading towards Mars in 2012, the Curiosity rover will have a Radiation Assessment Detector equipped to check out the atmosphere to see if it is safe for humans and other living things. It consists of a charged particle telescope with 3 detectors and a cesium iodide calorimeter. The RAD will also be able to better determine if there is any life on the planet.

Via NASA

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 20, 2010 8:54 PM
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