I have always been interested in what lies beyond our planet and the many mysteries that the universe holds. How big is the universe? Are there other planets like ours? Is there life on those planets? If so, what do they look like, and can they communicate with us? There are so many more questions we would like to answer, but right now all we have are theories. The universe is a curious place, and our continuing mission is to explore strange new worlds and civilizations (if we find any) and to boldly go where no one has gone before. That brings me to the main topic of my blog, Curiosity.
On August 6th the Mars rover Curiosity, the size of a small SUV, touched down on the red planet. In an attempt to satisfy our curious minds, we sent this roaming laboratory to Mars. Its continuing mission is to investigate the planets habitability, study its climate and geology, and gather data for future manned missions to Mars. Until we have enough data, we will not be sending anyone to Mars anytime soon, except President Obama if you believe the conspiracy theorists. Yet, we are constantly receiving data and photos from Curiosity, which if you’re like me, helps you pretend you are on Mars. My favorite is the 360 color panorama which you can view here. Sometimes I get dizzy though.
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