Saturday, February 26, 2011

Not your father's Mars Rover

ASU researchers are team members for the Mars Science Laboratory which is scheduled to launch this fall. Read details of the various cameras and analytical instruments in the new issue of "SESE Source" the news magazine of the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE).

[right, "artist’s concept of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (left) serves to compare it with Spirit, one of NASA’s twin Mars Exploration Rovers. Weighing in at 1,875 pounds, Curiosity will carry the biggest, most advanced suite of instruments for scientific studies ever sent to Mars. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech"]

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