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                                               Mars Rover Facts

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover is headed for the Red planet. It is a robotic structure weighing around 900 kg, made for planetary exploration. Its main goal is to find out that is there any chances of survival of microbial life on the Mars. 10 different scientific instruments and 17 cameras will be used to do all of this research.

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Facts you didn’t know: –

  • Total cost of this MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) mission is approximately $2.5 billion.
  • The MSL was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on 26th November 2011.
  • It has successfully landed at the base of Mount Sharp at 05:17 UTC on August 6, 2012.
  • On the Red planet it will move with a speed of 30 meters per hour.
  • Scientific goals of MSL include study of geology and climate of the Mars and plan a human mission to the planet.
  • The rover has computer that are less powerful than the iPhone 4s.
  • Curiosity Rover has a rear cam so that hazards can be avoided.
  • The rover cleans the explored area with a wire brush so that scientists can see the rocky surface more clearly.
  • It has a drill installed as well so that it can make holes and collect mineral samples.
  • There is an internal laboratory ‘CheMin’ housed with the Curiosity Rover so that objects that worth some further inspection can be analyzed.

 

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