November 28, 2011

Curiosity Take Off Successful

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NASA's Curiosity rover is well on its way to Mars after a successful launch and separation from the Atlas V rocket last Saturday. It will take almost nine months to reach the planet after it travels 354 million miles. As we mentioned last week, the car-sized rover plans to explore the planet for about 2 years. It will land inside a crater where scientists believe ice was traced to look for other signs. You just never know what form of life they might find.

(Thanks, Mike)

Via NASA

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 28, 2011 11:32 AM
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