Curiosity comes in for a landing
Some eight months ago, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity blasted off toward the Red Planet, and now it's safely arrived at its destination. After a 567 million kilometre journey, Curiosity touched down on Mars and sent these first images back to NASA at 1:32 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday.
The nuclear-powered rover has been a project years in the making. So what will it accomplish? And how did it come to be? With images from NASA, here's how Curiosity (above) was built, blasted off and what it will survey on the surface of Mars.
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Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it aff... More Chris Golden, a 2014 National Geographic emerging explorer, studies the rich relationship people have with the rain forest in Madagascar and how it affects their lives and health. His research into the risks of bush-meat consumption inspired efforts to replace wildlife hunting with chicken husbandry. His team also plans to distribute an ethnomedicine "recipe" book that will preserve vital local knowledge about indigenous plant treatments. Read more about Chris Golden and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140814-emerging-explorer-christopher-golden-madagascar-ecology-epidemiology-ngfood/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—today's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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