Mars in a Minute: Where Does Your Curiosity Lead?


April 11, 2012

Curiosity is a big part of what it means to be human. It's also the name of NASA's next Mars rover. This 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how one type of curiosity can inspire another.


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Curiosity is part of the human spirit - it's in our nature. People have been following their curiosity since time began, asking questions of wonder, like:

  • How does fire work?

  • What's on the other side of the ocean?

  • Why is the sky blue?

  • Are we alone?

NASA scientists are following their curiosity to Mars, with the help of a rover named "Curiosity." They're curious to know:
  • Did Mars ever support small life forms called microbes?

  • Does it today?

  • Will it ever support human life if we send astronauts someday?

  • The Mars rover Curiosity may find clues to these questions and more.

Of course, when you follow your curiosity on a mission you've never done before, there's always risk. But, discovery requires curiosity and a bold spirit. That's how we expand our knowledge of worlds beyond our own.

So, where does your curiosity lead?

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