Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity

Scheduled to launch in fall 2011 and land on Mars in August 2012, Curiosity is the largest rover ever sent to the Red Planet. It will carry 10 instruments that will help search Mars for environments where life might have existed and the capacity of those environments to preserve evidence of past life.


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Radio Programs

Moon and More Companions Filling up a Martian crater Thursday, October 8, 2015
Moon and Mars A garden spot on the Red Planet Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Moon and Companions Sniffing out life on Mars Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Sky Crane A complicated landing for a complicated rover Sunday, August 5, 2012
Martian Nuke Powering up a Mars rover Saturday, August 4, 2012
Rover Rovings The promise and perils of sunlight Thursday, March 15, 2012
Mars Science Laboratory III Protecting Mars from alien invaders Thursday, November 24, 2011
Mars Science Laboratory II Sniffing out life on Mars Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Mars Science Laboratory I Plumbing for water on Mars Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Lasers III Getting back at Mars Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Featured Images

Sunset at Gale Crater, Mars, April 2015
Blue Skies Thursday, May 14, 2015
Curiosity rover view of rock layers inside Gale Crater on Mars
Ancient Lakebed Tuesday, December 9, 2014
September 9, 2014, view of Curiosity rover's surroundings on Mars
Going Strong Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Downhill Racer Saturday, February 22, 2014
Curiosity rover view of Mount Sharp, March 2013
Sharp Destination Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Self-portrait of Curiosity rover on Mars, February 2013
Self-Portrait Monday, February 18, 2013
Curiosity view of Rocknest on Mars
Rocky Home Thursday, November 29, 2012
Recent image from Mars rovers Curiosity and Opportunity
Mars Targets Saturday, September 29, 2012
Early view of the rim of Gale Crater
Inside the Wall Sunday, August 12, 2012
Mars Science Laboratory heatshield falls away
Martian Litter Friday, August 10, 2012
August 8, 2012, view of Mars from the Curiosity rover
Getting Acquainted Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Composite view of Curiosity rover landing and operating on Mars
Drop In, Stay Awhile Monday, August 6, 2012
Skycrane lowers Mars Science Laboratory to the Martian surface
Rube Goldberg Meets Mars Sunday, August 5, 2012
Artist's concept of Mars Science Laboratory approaching the Red Planet
Final Approach Friday, August 3, 2012
Artist's concept of Curiosity rover on Mars
Ready to Roll Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The next Mars rover, Curiosity, zaps a Martian rock with a small laser in this a
War of the Worlds? Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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