Telecon: Curious about Curiosity? July 2012
The mission and rover are designed to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes. In other words, to determine the planet's "habitability." Deputy Project Scientist and eloquent public speaker Dr. Ashwin Vasavada as he gave us the highlights and more from this mission.
Download the PowerPoint and transcript below.
What is your club doing to celebrate the landing? If you're having an event the weekend of August 4-5th, be sure to get it on the NSN calendar. Cameron Park Observatory won the Mars globe for their Public Night on August 4th.
Lucky listener Ram White won the new book:
Destination Mars: New Explorations of the Red Planet by Rod Pyle
Illustration credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech