The NASA rover Curiosity, landed successfully on the surface of Mars early today and has already begun to transmit images to Earth.
Curiosity, the $ 2,600 million vehicle, entered Mars with the help of a sky crane and the world’s largest supersonic parachute.
The rover carries 10 scientific experiments on board and is equipped with a robotic arm that can drill Stones; it can also climb over obstacles up to 65 inches high and travel about 200 meters per day.
The aim of its work will focus on “assessing whether the climate of Mars once bore small forms of life,” NASA said. (MZ)