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Splendid -Sunday Post Weekly Challenge – Mars Rover

Last night, the car sized mars Rover, named Curiosity made a perfect landing on the surface of Mars. This is an amazing and splendid feat of engineering and now the scientific work of it’s 2 year mission begins. The image behind the men is the first picture it sent which is of it’s own wheel. Thanks to Yahoo news and Live Science.

(Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo)      

Link to video of control room when it landed safely: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vtqod7OnSQ Love watching happy people.

Curiosity carries a toolbox of 10 instruments, including a rock-zapping laser and a mobile organic chemistry lab. It also has a long robotic arm that can jackhammer into rocks and soil. It will hunt for the basic ingredients of life, including carbon-based compounds, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and oxygen, as well as minerals that might provide clues about possible energy sources.  (I’m guessing little green men is out of the question.)

Thanks to Jakesprinters  for his weekly challenge.