It’s been less than two months since the Mars Science Laboratory landed the Curiosity rover inside the Gale Crater, and the Mini Cooper-sized robot has already beamed some amazing images from the surface. The following clip shows some composite images of a “day in the life” for Curiosity.
In similar images, researchers have found evidence of a stream-like formation on Mars, which only strengthens the case that water once flowed on the surface of the planet. Next on tap; looking for signs that Martian water also supported life.
Dr. William J. Clancey of the NASA Ames Research Center talks about the continuing legacy of the Mars rover program in this short clip from the Commonwealth Club.