NASA Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement
NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions. In a little more than a year on the Red Planet, the mobile Mars Science Laboratory has determined the age of a Martian rock, found evidence the planet could have sustained microbial life, taken the first readings of radiation on the surface, and shown how natural erosion could reveal the building blocks of life.
Learn more from the video below and the following NASA websites:
- JPL Press Release (12/09/2013): NASA Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help
- NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
- Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover