|That´s why Curiosity is so large (right), compared to Spirit/Opportunity (left, 2004) and Sojourner (1997). It takes a car-sized rover to carry so many tools.NASA/JPL-Caltech|
|The first photo "Curiosity" sent to earth. Notice the rover's wheel on the right corner. First visual confirmation that the landing was a success. NASA|
This milestone is nothing less than a major achievement of science and engineering and to complement the NASA link above I suggest the two books I show here. They are about the first two Mars rovers, “Spirit” and “Opportunity,” for younger (left) and older readers.
Great review for "The Mighty Mars Rovers."
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