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November 27, 2011

NASA's latest Mars mission underway

This article talks more about the Atlas Five launch and it's plans for Curiosity and the red planet we know as Mars. Launched yesterday about 10 am, racing towards Mars looking and probing for undiscovered life.
This article also includes a short video about Curiosity and how it will be searching for life. This video helps us to question what we have learned in class about the possibility of life on mars in the past and present.

http://www.necn.com/11/27/11/NASAs-latest-Mars-mission-underway/landing.html?blockID=601268&feedID=4213

Posted by alcarey at November 27, 2011 03:47 PM

Comments

I think the interesting part of the article is how it mentions there are as much as one trillion galaxies. We are very excited about sending a probe to land on Mars, and we should be. But it's really just a drop in the bucket as far as how many planets there are that could possibly contain life that we are so far away from exploring.

Posted by: sjbar at November 28, 2011 10:56 AM

Very interesting article. Though, I think that if no life is found on Mars, it's very unlikely that life will be found anywhere else in our Solar System.

Posted by: jeyhun at November 30, 2011 09:51 PM

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