An Amazing Expedition To Mars
Curiosity Rover worth about $ 2.5 billions successfully landed on Mars on Monday after eight months of travel. This landing was carefully watched through the Internet live steam program by millions of viewers who, with staff of NASA control centre experienced 7 minutes as terror that the process of landing in the atmosphere took. After Curiosity Land Rover has travelled 567 million kilometres and arrived at Mars his task is to determine whether the conditions for life existed on Mars. Curiosity, which will be on this mission for two years and this amazing rover has already sent an outstanding pictures of planet surface and it even made his own self-portrait.
The Most Difficult Expedition In History
Although Curiosity Mars Rover Rover is not the first who was on an expedition to Mars it can not be compared with his predecessors, Sojourner rover and rovers Spirit and Opportunity. The essential difference between the rovers is their size, Curiosity is as much as 2 times larger and 5 times heavier than its predecessor. Because of its size Curiosity will be able to travel further, to overcome major obstacles and to carry larger load. Because of its size Curiosity can handle more powerful generator. This rover will get its energy from decomposition of plutonium 238, which will keep it alive for the entire Martian year or 687 days.
Future On Mars
Curiosity is equipped with various instruments that will enable him to send images of exceptional resolution to the control centre, to collect soil samples and to analyse the chemical properties of soil, rocks and minerals and to reveal a level of radiation. In addition to these instruments Curiosity is also equipped with a powerful laser that will be able to destroy the stones which will then analyse. The most important achievement of this rover will be discovery whether there are traces of life on Mars and whether life is possible on it. If we are lucky, we might find a new neighbour or even a new place to live.