Watch This Spot: Mars Rover Curiosity Touches Down This Weekend

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 17:30 in Astronomy & Space

Gale Crater Image taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) of Mars Express shows the landing site of the Mars rover Curiosity ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)We'll be reporting live from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where the people who sent Curiosity into space are gathered to watch it arrive! You may have heard there's a new rover that's just about to make an edge-of-our-seat landing on Mars. You can read all about the Mars rover Curiosity -- and watch PopSci all weekend, for live updates from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory! I'm on a flight to Los Angeles today and I'll be writing updates here at and on Twitter throughout the weekend. It's a space nerd's dream, as my colleague Clay Dillow put it -- and I am excited to share it all with you guys! Tune in for a behind-the-scenes peek at JPL, updates from the guys who designed Curiosity's "seven...

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