The Mars Curiosity Rover Has Landed On Mars To Look For Life
NASA has set up a live stream of this seminal event and it is fascinating. The rover is set to land on Mars at 1:31 AM ET today, Monday. Watch the mission live on NASA's stream.
Watch the livestream:
The landing includes a so-called “seven minutes of terror,” followed by confirmation of a safe landing in the form of a computer-code beep (it's the end of "Say Anything" all over again), followed by black and white photos just a few minutes after the landing. early Wednesday morning, we're expected to have our first high-resolution color photographs. This is is the first mission to look for extraterrestrial life on Mars since the 1970s, and is the most expensive mission to another planet ever undertaken.