Curiosity rover makes landing

On Aug. 6 the Curiosity rover, a car-sized robotic rover exploring the Gale Crater on Mars as part of NASA¿s Mars Science Lab mission, made a safe landing.  The rover¿s goals include investigating the Martian climate and geology and assessing whether the field site inside the crater ever has offered condition favorable to life on Mars.

( NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images )

On Aug. 6 the Curiosity rover, a car-sized robotic rover exploring the Gale Crater on Mars as part of NASA¿s Mars Science Lab mission, made a safe landing. The rover¿s goals include investigating the Martian climate and geology and assessing whether the field site inside the crater ever has offered condition favorable to life on Mars.

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