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November 30, 2011

New Mars Rover is Launched

There was a new rover sent out to Mars on Nov 26. The rover is called Curiosity. Curiosity is expected to land is August 2012 and is sent on a 2 year mission to investigate microbial life on Mars and is sent on a 2 year mission. This relates to our in class topic about life on Mars because this is a current mission that will go down in history.

http://www.astronomy.com/en/News-Observing/News/2011/11/NASA%20launches%20most%20capable%20and%20robust%20rover%20to%20Mars.aspx

Posted by aguneet at November 30, 2011 09:25 PM

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I am really excited to follow this mission and see what new discoveries Curiosity reveals

Posted by: annaeb at November 30, 2011 11:58 PM

it is good to send several mission rovers to Mars. we should hope to hear some groundbreaking discoveries from Mars soon.

Posted by: sangsong at December 3, 2011 10:57 PM

The results of this rover should be very interesting to see. It still is extremely fascinating to me that we even have the technology to send a spacecraft to another planet on a voyage of 2 years, and still have it return back to Earth in one piece. Especially, because there are no humans physically manning the spacecraft.

Posted by: mwalkows at December 11, 2011 11:20 PM

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