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Curiosity Will Carry Your Name to Mars!

Yes indeed! Those how enrolled to this competition will have the chance that now, on Saturday, november 26 2011, their names will get to Mars with the help of Curiosity rover; the possibility of sending your name to mars started back in 2009.  

Nasa will launch its car-size Curiosity rover this week in it's most expensive and scientifically complicated bid yet to discover if there was ever life on Mars.
Curiosity, which is the prize of Nasa's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission, will be launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday.
'This is a Mars scientist's dream machine,' Ashwin Vasavada, MSL deputy project scientist at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, told reporters at a press conference on November 10. 

Curiosity: Nasa will launch its car size rover this Saturday, in this picture the rover examines a rock on Mars with a set of tools at the end of the rover's arm, which extends about 2 meters.

'This rover is not only the most technically capable rover ever sent to another planet, but it's actually the most capable scientific explorer we've ever sent out.'
Curiosity started it's life designed in 2004 and at one ton it weighs five times more than its Mars rover predecessors Spirit and Opportunity.
During the 23 months after landing, Curiosity will analyze dozens of samples drilled from rocks or scooped from the ground as it explores with greater range than any previous Mars rover.
Mission of discovery: Highlighted Russian-built, neutron-shooting instrument on the Curiosity rover of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission will check for water-bearing minerals in the ground beneath the rover.
Launch: Nasa graphic detailing the launch (which has now been delayed to Saturday) and the arrival back to earth

Curiosity will also carry the most advanced load of scientific gear ever used on Mars’ surface, a more than 10 times as massive as those of earlier Mars rovers.


Curiosity is about twice as long and five times as heavy as NASA’s twin Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, launched in 2003. 
But it inherited many design elements from them, including six-wheel drive, a rocker-bogie suspension system and cameras mounted on a mast to help the mission’s team on Earth select exploration targets and driving routes. 

Unlike earlier rovers, Curiosity carries equipment to gather samples of rocks and soil, process them and distribute them to onboard test chambers inside analytical instruments.
It has a robotic arm which deploys two instruments, scoops soil, prepares and delivers samples for analytic instruments and brushes surfaces.
Its assignment is to investigate whether conditions have been favorable for microbial life and for preserving clues in the rocks about possible past life.
The goal of the mission is to assess whether the landing area has ever had or still has environmental conditions favorable to microbial life.
Curiosity will land near the foot of a layered mountain inside Gale crater, layers of this mountain contain minerals that form in water.
The portion of the crater floor where Curiosity will land has an alluvial fan likely formed by water-carried sediments.

Size: Showing the scale of the car-size rover against a 7ft man

Selection of Gale followed consideration of more than 30 locations by more than 100 scientists participating in a series of open workshops.
Because the Gale landing site is so close to the crater wall, it would not have been considered safe if the mission were not using this precision.
Advancing the technologies for precision landing of a heavy payload will yield research benefits beyond the returns from Mars Science Laboratory itself.
Those same capabilities would be important for later missions both to pick up rocks on Mars and bring them back to Earth, and conduct extensive surface
exploration for Martian life.

NASA Television’s countdown launch commentary begins at 4:30 a.m. PST (7:30 a.m. EST) on November 26.

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2 comentarii:

Rahul said...

Could it be mars is a ghost of what earth will look like in the future. Isn't it possible that Mars was once an earth like planet till it's environment was killed off by it's inhabitants.
You only have to go to Easter Island to see what man kind has done to destroy it.
And all those statues looking out to sea waiting for help to arrive.
On earth are we able to hold the deserts back. How much land are we losing to the deserts each year. I predict in the future Earth will look like Mars. Maybe we hopped from Mars just as our feet were being scorched. And now we will destroy this new planet we live on. So we have to find another planet to hop to soon. Am I crazy ???

Doru said...

i'll give u a hint: don't believe all the crap u see on utube! so from where i stand,water could have been on mars, like million yrs ago or so, but not intellignet life, there were no inhabitants as u call! For u to realise, u have to also take in consideration the temperature from the surface of mars (day and night)which has high variations! For life to emerge on a planet, it has to be in the habitable zone, (our case, Earth not Mars)
Plus u need liquid water and the building blocks of life!
Our Sun is getting bigger and hotter, not smaller. In the past, the Sun was not that powerful as it is today!

Regarding Easter Island, those statues over there are pretty exciting.. not only by the size and the way they were build and transported, but also that when u are near a particular statue with a radio in your hand... u will have signal, the statues are like some microwave receivers or transmitters; move away from the statue and the signal is lost!!

Since 1850 and till now, industry; technology influenced in a special way the environment! All our actions are visible to environment, u cannot have technology without industry,so hoping we will have a new energy source for our industry, whether not.. our planet seem like doom.

Probably human kind will have to leave this wonderful planet within the next 200 years or so!!!Hope i'm wrong!
Within a billion years from now, the Sun will become our enemy, and we will definitely have to search for a new home!
So,.. from where i stand, no, you're not crazy! :)

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