MORE

Five Reasons You Should Pay Attention to NASA's Mission to Mars

A view of Mount Sharp taken by the Curiosity rover
A view of Mount Sharp taken by the Curiosity rover
NASA

In yet another giant metaphorical leap for all of humankind, scientists landed the Mars science rover Curiosity in the Gale Crate early Monday morning. Since then, there have been a lot of science terms and fuzzy, black-and-white Martian photos floating around the Internet.

See also: NASA Releases Curiosity's First "True Color" Image of Mars See also: Five Space Video Games to Play Before We Colonize Mars

Here to clear away some of the space dust for our not-so-science-based minds -- and explain just what they're hoping to find up there -- is Mike Veto, a graduate research assistant at the ASU Mars Space Flight Facility.


Sponsor Content