The first pictures from mars rover “Curiosity”

The most modern machine that has ever been built was sent to Mars. It is equipped with the most modern scientific instruments to study the red planet and prove the existence of rivers there. Mars rover “Curiosity” successfully has come to Mars and the first pictures have already appeared.


Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is a robotic space probe mission to Mars launched by NASA on November 26, 2011, which successfully landed Curiosity, a Mars rover, in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012 at 05:14:39 UTC. The objectives of the Curiosity rover include investigating the possibility of life on Mars (its habitability), studying its climate and geology, and collecting data for any future manned mission to Mars. The rover carries a variety of scientific instruments designed by an international team.

Technical Overview ┬źMars Science Laboratory┬╗ The following illustration shows the structure of Mars Science Laboratory

Cruise stage

Backshell

Descent stage

Rover

Heat shield

Parachute

Assembly apparatus

MSL landing site in the crater Gale. Image of NASA.

The first photos transmitted by “Curiosity.” NASA.

Descent of the rover to the surface using “Sky crane”. Art Image NASA

Size of MSL Curiosity is much more impressive than its predecessors. On the left front there is Pathfinder, behind it one of the twins Spirit and Opportunity.

One Response to The first pictures from mars rover “Curiosity”

  1. Amy Parlette says:

    This is amazing work. The pictures are a tad grainy however I hope to read more about the data collected. This will be great if we can send men and women to Mars to explore for future knowledge and resources.

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