Thursday, 11 August 2011

On Mars mobile laboratory soon

The U.S. space agency NASA announced that the latest mobile lab - rover named "Curiosity" descend to Mars 2012th in 154 km wide crater Gail.

NASA officials announced the long awaited news after reviewing 50 different places on the red planet, according to Voice of America (VOA).

Rover "
Curiosity", whose construction cost two and a half billion dollars, should be launched later this year, and its mission will last one Martian, or nearly two Earth years.

Scientists involved in the project say the Gale Crater chosen because of "very diverse group" and opportunities to explore various conditions that may have signs of life. Researchers will use instruments on the Rover to determine whether they are ever in the area provide the conditions for life.

Mobile laboratory "
Curiosity" weighs a ton and will be equipped with ten specialized instruments and cameras to capture images and videos of high resolution. Gale Crater is named after Australian astronomer Walter Gale.

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