Mars Science Laboratory
Beatty, J. Kelly Senior Editor, "Sky and Telescope Magazine," Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Spacecraft characteristics
- Gale crater and Aeolis Mons
- Mission overview
- Additional Readings
The Mars Science Laboratory is an advanced, instrumented roving vehicle designed to assess whether its landing site on Mars contains evidence of past or present habitable environments. Named Curiosity, the rover landed inside Gale crater on August 6, 2012, with the intention of exploring a tall central mound of layered sediments within the crater.
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