Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Robots, Mars and Science!
Who says science isn't cool? Armed with scientific knowledge, NASA made history early in August when they successfully landed a catlike rover on the surface of Mars. The rover's journey to Mars lasted over eight months! Now, as it rolls over the surface of the Red Planet looking for signs that it once hosted life - even it only hosted mere one-celled microbes - America scores big in a critical science era. Appropriately enough, NASA named the robotic cruiser Curiosity. The all-terrain vehicle has six wheels, weighs nearly one ton and is basically a science lab. How cool is that? With so many cool things happening because of science, who wouldn't want to learn more? To read more about Curiosity's journey on Mars and for much more science news, visit Science News for Kids' website.