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THREE days until Curiosity Lands!

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The Mars rover Curiosity is due to land on Mars August 5, 2012! As readers of The Mighty Mars Rovers have learned, craters offer scientists amazing views of a planet’s geologic past. Curiosity is targeted to land in Gale Crater. Watch this cool video to find out why scientists picked Gale Crater and what they hope to learn there.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=102633381

by Elizabeth Rusch

About Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity was her first book for the Scientists in the Field series, followed by Eruption! – about vulcanologists – scientists who study volcanoes--and her newest book, The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans. You can visit Liz online at www.elizabethrusch.com.

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