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Curiosity Killed The Cat...But Did Wisdom Bring it Back?
Aug 6, 2012 | News Archive
Curiosity Killed The Cat...But Did Wisdom Bring it Back?

NASA's robotic machine Curiosity finally landed on Mars early Monday morning.

 

As the old saying goes "curiosity killed the cat," that may have been the case in the early 20th century, but I can ensure you that Curiosity is no murderer for today's new. A one ton robotic machine created by NASA landed on Mars early Monday morning. The Curiosity rover is an advanced spacecraft that was sent to planet Mars in order to detect if living organism onced lived on the infamous Red Planet or determine whether or not the planet is capable of sustaining life form. Also, its mission is to study the planet's geology and geochemistry and to investigate planetary processes relevent to habitability. Curiosity is roughly the size of a mini cooper but has a better fuel economy and only took about 8.5 months to arrive to the planet Mars, traveling at a speed of 13,200 miles per hour.


Curiosity traveled approximately

354 million miles in order to arrive on the planet Mars. (actual footage of Mars taking by Curiosty)

The $2.5 billion mission has some critics in an uproar due to the expenses that is need to cover this mission. Some supporters of Curiosity say that money spent on trying to determing if life could exist on Mars is money that is well spent. Yesterday, listeners on the Wake Up With Bill Anderson show pleaded the latter. Other spectators claim that such a high budget for the mission can potentionally hurt President Obama's campaign.

Life has been discovered in the most improbable places because living orgainisms can be created anywhere from the depths of the ocean to possibly other planets such as Mars. The big question that everyone is wondering is, can Mars support living orgainisms? If 2012 Mayan revalation as told by thier calender is true, is it possible to relocate to a nearby planet such as Mars given that we have the technololgy to do so? Hopefully, for the sake of all mankind, we never have to answer the second question; only time will tell as Curiosity continues collecting data during its first day on the Red Planet.

(Video provided by CNN)

Posted By: Eric Turner

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