NASA's Curiosity Rover: Four Months on Mars


Tuesday, December 04 2012 - 7:00 pm, PST
Ashwin Vasavada
Deputy Scientist of the MSL Mission, Jet Propulsion Lab

NASA's Curiosity Rover has been exploring its landing region at Gale Crater on Mars since August 5, 2012, searching for environments in early Mars' history that may have been habitable, able to support microbial life.  Much of the first 90 sols has been dedicated to engineering checkouts and initial uses of the instruments.  The rover operations to date will be discussed, along with some initial scientific results regarding the geology, mineralogy, and environmental conditions at Gale Crater on Mars.

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