Episode 39: A day in the life of a Mars Rover with Dr. Litchtenberg

Dr. Kimberly Litchtenburg  explains what it is like to explore Mars with the  Curiosity rover . It involves daily discussions with scientists, careful programming, and sometimes, fantastic discoveries, like the discovery of a stream bed that once had enough water “to splash around in”.  Image: Curiosity self-portrait, JPL/Caltech.

Dr. Kimberly Litchtenburg explains what it is like to explore Mars with the Curiosity rover. It involves daily discussions with scientists, careful programming, and sometimes, fantastic discoveries, like the discovery of a stream bed that once had enough water “to splash around in”.

Image: Curiosity self-portrait, JPL/Caltech.