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354 Million Miles 4 Curiosity: August 5, 2012

Last November was the first I wrote about the 354 Million Mile Journey for Curiosity. This week the descent and landing procedure (The scariest seven minutes) begins. Curiosity rover, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will be the fourth rover to touch down on Mars since 1997.

"Spark Your Curiosity!" This week the car-sized Curiosity rover will land on the Martian surface. Watch Curiosity's Landing! Aug 5, 2012 10:31 p.m. Pacific


 Exploration Investigation Learning

Curiosity (from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent, curious," akin to cura "care") is an emotion related to natural inquisitive behavior such as exploration, investigation, and learning. 

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. -Albert Einstein