Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror

Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror

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Mars Comet News
Nov. 7, 9 a.m. PST (noon EST, 1700 GMT)

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss science findings of the Oct. 19 flyby of Mars by comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring.

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and a radar instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft provided the first close-up studies of the comet that originated from the distant, outer reaches of our solar system.

The participants are:
- Jim Green, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington
- Nick Schneider, instrument lead for MAVEN's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Mehdi Benna, instrument scientist for MAVEN's Neutral Gas and Ion Mass Spectrometer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
- Don Gurnett, co-investigator on the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument on Mars Express, University of Iowa, Iowa City
- Alan Delamere, co-investigator for MRO's HiRISE instrument, Delamere Support Services, Boulder, Colorado

For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/msl and http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl

Follow the Curiosity rover on Twitter (@MarsCuriosity) and Facebook

FAQs
Get answers to some of the most common questions about Curiosity: http://bit.ly/h56pie

INFORMATION ABOUT THE MISSION

Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory

Rover name: Curiosity rover

Size: About the size of a car -- 10 feet long (not including the arm), 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall!

Weight: 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds)

Features: Geology lab, rocker-bogie suspension, rock-vaporizing laser and lots of cameras

Mission: To search areas of Mars for past or present conditions favorable for life, and conditions capable of preserving a record of life

Launch: Nov. 26, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Arrival: August 5, 2012 PDT

Length of mission on Mars: The prime mission will last one Mars year or about 23 Earth months.

Mission Fact sheet: Download the PDF



For information about Curiosity’s power source and to obtain high-resolution images, visit:

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/news/newsroom/



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Two other rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have been on Mars since 2004. You can read about those rovers here, or follow @MarsRovers on Twitter.



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