PubTalk 10/2012 — Exploring Mars With Curiosity

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by Ken Herkenhoff, USGS Astrogeology Science Center


  • The Mars Science Laboratory rover "Curiosity" landed successfully on August 5th to begin its 23 month mission
  • What have scientists discovered so far, particularly with respect to the geology of the Gale crater landing site?
  • Instruments aboard Curiosity are searching for evidence of environmental conditions that could support microbial life
  • How are dust and rocks analyzed and studied to learn about the role of water in forming the Martian landscape?


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Length: 01:00:31

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US


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